MRI image overlay: Applications to arthrography needle insertion

Gregory S. Fischer, Anton Deguet, Daniel Schlattman, Russell Taylor, Laura Fayad, S. James Zinreich, Gabor Fichtinger

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Abstract

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has unmatched potential for planning, guiding, monitoring and controlling interventions. MR arthrography (MRA) is the imaging gold standard to assess small ligament and fibrocartilage injury in joints. In contemporary practice, MRA consists of two consecutive sessions: 1) an interventional session where a needle is driven to the joint space and gadolinium contrast is injected under fluoroscopy or CT guidance. 2) A diagnostic MRI imaging session to visualize the distribution of contrast inside the joint space and evaluate the condition of the joint. Our approach to MRA is to eliminate the separate radiologically guided needle insertion and contrast injection procedure by performing those tasks on conventional high-field closed MRI scanners. We propose a 2D augmented reality image overlay device to guide needle insertion procedures. This approach makes diagnostic high-field magnets available for interventions without a complex and expensive engineering entourage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 14 - Accelerating Change in Healthcare
Subtitle of host publicationNext Medical Toolkit, MMVR 2006
PublisherIOS Press
Pages150-155
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1586035835, 9781586035839
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
EventMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 14 - Accelerating Change in Healthcare: Next Medical Toolkit, MMVR 2006 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 24 2006Jan 27 2006

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume119
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

OtherMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 14 - Accelerating Change in Healthcare: Next Medical Toolkit, MMVR 2006
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA
Period1/24/061/27/06

Keywords

  • Arthrography
  • Augmented reality
  • Image overlay
  • MRI
  • Percutaneous therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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    Fischer, G. S., Deguet, A., Schlattman, D., Taylor, R., Fayad, L., Zinreich, S. J., & Fichtinger, G. (2006). MRI image overlay: Applications to arthrography needle insertion. In Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 14 - Accelerating Change in Healthcare: Next Medical Toolkit, MMVR 2006 (pp. 150-155). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 119). IOS Press.