Inter-institutional protocol describing the use of three-dimensional printing for surgical planning in a patient with childhood epilepsy: From 3D modeling to neuronavigation

Carlo Rondinoni*, Victor Hugo Oliveira E Souza, Renan Hiroshi Matsuda, Andre Cunha Peres Salles, Marcelo Volpon Santos, Oswaldo Baffa Filho, Antonio Carlos Dos Santos, Helio Rubens Machado, Pedro Yoshito Noritomi, Jorge Vicente Lopes Da Silva

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This study is the first step in an effort to develop three-dimensional (3D) printing for use in pediatric surgical planning. In order to accomplish this, we established an effective collaboration between Ribeirao Preto Clinics Hospital (HCRP) and Renato Archer Center for Information Technology (CTI). Printed biomodels can be used to support discussions, decision-making, and neuronavigation before surgery. The main purpose of 3D printing for specific case handling is to reduce damage by enhancing knowledge of orientation during surgical planning and personnel training before surgery. Here, we produced an object that represented the brain and face segment of a patient via additive manufacturing technology based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data. Specific landmarks were measured by three distinct methods: manual caliper, an InVesalius software measurement tool, and neuronavigation coordinate detection. The mean coefficient of variation was 7.17% between all methods and landmarks measured. Our results validate the combined use of biomodels with InVesalius software tools for the assessment of individual brain anatomy facilitating manual handling and visualization of 3D models. The establishment of communication protocols between the teams involved, as well as navigation protocols for quality control, presents the possibility of developing long term training programs, and promotes the congregation of individuals from research areas in Medical Physics, Medical Sciences, and Neuroscience.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE 16th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2014
PublisherIEEE
Pages347-349
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781479966448
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services - Natal, Brazil
Duration: 15 Oct 201418 Oct 2014
Conference number: 16

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services
Abbreviated titleHealthcom
CountryBrazil
CityNatal
Period15/10/201418/10/2014

Keywords

  • additive manufacturing
  • InVesalius
  • neuronavigation
  • open source software
  • surgical planning

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