Background: A thorough comprehension of topographic neuroanatomy is paramount in neurosurgery. In recent years, great attention has been raised towards extended reality, which comprises virtual, augmented, and mixed reality (MR) as an aid for surgery. In this paper, we describe our preliminary experience with the use of a new MR platform, aiming to assess its reliability and usefulness in the planning of surgical treatment of unruptured intracranial aneurysms. Methods: We prospectively enrolled 5 patients, harboring a total of 8 intracranial unruptured aneurysms, undergoing elective surgical clipping. A wearable mixed-reality device (HoloLens) was used to display and interact with a holographic model during surgical planning. Afterward, a total of 10 among surgeons and residents filled in a 5-point Likert-scale evaluation questionnaire. Results: According to the participants' feedback, the main MR platform advantages were considered the educational value, its utility during patients positioning and craniotomy planning, as well as the anatomical and imaging interpretation during surgery. The graphic performance was also deemed very satisfactory. On the other hand, the device was evaluated as not easy to use and pretty uncomfortable when worn for a long time. Conclusions: We demonstrated that MR could play important role in planning the surgical treatment of intracranial aneurysms by enhancing the visualization and understanding of the patient-specific anatomy.

Stifano, V., Palumbo, M. C., Chidambaram, S., Sturiale, C. L., Albanese, A., Marchese, E., Redaelli, A., Pannullo, S. C., Olivi, A., The use of Mixed Reality for the treatment planning of unruptured intracranial aneurysms, <<JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGICAL SCIENCES>>, 2021; (agosto): N/A-N/A. [doi:10.23736/S0390-5616.21.05356-X] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/206776]

The use of Mixed Reality for the treatment planning of unruptured intracranial aneurysms

Stifano, Vito;Sturiale, Carmelo L;Albanese, Alessio;Marchese, Enrico;Olivi, Alessandro
2021

Abstract

Background: A thorough comprehension of topographic neuroanatomy is paramount in neurosurgery. In recent years, great attention has been raised towards extended reality, which comprises virtual, augmented, and mixed reality (MR) as an aid for surgery. In this paper, we describe our preliminary experience with the use of a new MR platform, aiming to assess its reliability and usefulness in the planning of surgical treatment of unruptured intracranial aneurysms. Methods: We prospectively enrolled 5 patients, harboring a total of 8 intracranial unruptured aneurysms, undergoing elective surgical clipping. A wearable mixed-reality device (HoloLens) was used to display and interact with a holographic model during surgical planning. Afterward, a total of 10 among surgeons and residents filled in a 5-point Likert-scale evaluation questionnaire. Results: According to the participants' feedback, the main MR platform advantages were considered the educational value, its utility during patients positioning and craniotomy planning, as well as the anatomical and imaging interpretation during surgery. The graphic performance was also deemed very satisfactory. On the other hand, the device was evaluated as not easy to use and pretty uncomfortable when worn for a long time. Conclusions: We demonstrated that MR could play important role in planning the surgical treatment of intracranial aneurysms by enhancing the visualization and understanding of the patient-specific anatomy.
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Stifano, V., Palumbo, M. C., Chidambaram, S., Sturiale, C. L., Albanese, A., Marchese, E., Redaelli, A., Pannullo, S. C., Olivi, A., The use of Mixed Reality for the treatment planning of unruptured intracranial aneurysms, <<JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGICAL SCIENCES>>, 2021; (agosto): N/A-N/A. [doi:10.23736/S0390-5616.21.05356-X] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/206776]
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