2010 Summer Project Week Co-registration of PET and DWI Images for the targeting of Glioma Biopsies

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Key Investigators

  • Karl HerHolz (WMIC, University of Manchester)
  • David Coope (Salford Hope Hospital, Manchester)
  • Tina Karatsou (Salford Hope Hospital, Manchester)
  • Gareth Smith (WMIC, University of Manchester)

Objective

The primary objective is to assess the suitability of SLICER to display 3-D volumes of co-registered medical images (PET/DWI) for the targeting of Glioma Biopsies with real-time overlay of surgical instruments using positioning data from the BrainLab VectorVision surgical system. A secondary objective is to assess how SLICER may be adapted to cope with 'intra-operative' brain shifts post pre-clinical planning.

Approach, Plan

Our group will provide sample data-sets of medical images in order to review the features of SLICER required to co-register PET and DWI. The medical image data will be from glioma patients treated at Salford Hope Hospital. Our aim is to work with more experienced SLICER users with regard to applying SLICER to assist with the co-registration of PET/DWI image sets. We are also attending the OpenIGT Link break-out session to do a review of the usage interfacing BrainLab system to SLICER.

Progress

Technical insights and method developed at the Work-shop will permit WMIC/Salford to deploy a test SLICER/BrainLab system during late summer 2010 at Salford Hope Hospital for initial assessment of SLICER/BrainLab.


Delivery Mechanism

Will provide updated VC++ OpenIGT codes based on the 'TrackerServer' and 'TrackerClient' application which were originally distributed with the OpenIGT Toolkit. Updated these codes for Windows by adding window 'event handlers' to allow cleaner shut-down of the example client/server codes.

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