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Overview

The liver surgery planning system (LSPS) developed at our institute is addressing obstacles associated with surgical planning of planning liver tumor resections based on CT image data. The main goal is to support radiologist's during data preparation and to give surgeons precise information for making optimal decisions. This was achieved by combining the fields of medical image analysis and computer graphics, which allows for innovative problem solutions, especially when user interaction with complex 3D objects is needed. The following figure gives an overview of the main parts of the system.

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Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF) under grant P14897-N04 and P17066-N04.

We are grateful for the support of this work by the following institutions:

  • Institute of Anatomy, Medical University of Graz (link)
  • Trauma Center Graz (link)

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