Needle Segmentation in Volumetric Optical Coherence Tomography Images for Ophthalmic Microsurgery
AbstractNeedle segmentation is a fundamental step for needle reconstruction and image-guided surgery. Although there has been success stories in needle segmentation for non-microsurgeries, the methods cannot be directly extended to ophthalmic surgery due to the challenges bounded to required spatial resolution. As the ophthalmic surgery is performed by finer and smaller surgical instruments in micro-structural anatomies, specifically in retinal domains, difficulties are raised for delicate operation and sensitive perception. To address these challenges, in this paper we investigate needle segmentation in ophthalmic operation on 60 Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) cubes captured during needle injection surgeries on ex-vivo pig eyes. Furthermore, we developed two different approaches, a conventional method based on morphological features (MF) and a specifically designed full convolution neural networks (FCN) method, moreover, we evaluate them on the benchmark for needle segmentation in the volumetric OCT images. The experimental results show that FCN method has a better segmentation performance based on four evaluation metrics while MF method has a short inference time, which provides valuable reference for future works. View Full-Text
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Zhou, M.; Roodaki, H.; Eslami, A.; Chen, G.; Huang, K.; Maier, M.; Lohmann, C.P.; Knoll, A.; Nasseri, M.A. Needle Segmentation in Volumetric Optical Coherence Tomography Images for Ophthalmic Microsurgery. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 748.
Zhou M, Roodaki H, Eslami A, Chen G, Huang K, Maier M, Lohmann CP, Knoll A, Nasseri MA. Needle Segmentation in Volumetric Optical Coherence Tomography Images for Ophthalmic Microsurgery. Applied Sciences. 2017; 7(8):748.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhou, Mingchuan; Roodaki, Hessam; Eslami, Abouzar; Chen, Guang; Huang, Kai; Maier, Mathias; Lohmann, Chris P.; Knoll, Alois; Nasseri, Mohammad A. 2017. "Needle Segmentation in Volumetric Optical Coherence Tomography Images for Ophthalmic Microsurgery." Appl. Sci. 7, no. 8: 748.
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