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Through the HoloLens™ looking glass: augmented reality for extremity reconstruction surgery using 3D vascular models with perforating vessels

Overview of attention for article published in European Radiology Experimental, January 2018
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Through the HoloLens™ looking glass: augmented reality for extremity reconstruction surgery using 3D vascular models with perforating vessels
Published in
European Radiology Experimental, January 2018
DOI 10.1186/s41747-017-0033-2
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Authors

Philip Pratt, Matthew Ives, Graham Lawton, Jonathan Simmons, Nasko Radev, Liana Spyropoulou, Dimitri Amiras

Abstract

Precision and planning are key to reconstructive surgery. Augmented reality (AR) can bring the information within preoperative computed tomography angiography (CTA) imaging to life, allowing the surgeon to 'see through' the patient's skin and appreciate the underlying anatomy without making a single incision. This work has demonstrated that AR can assist the accurate identification, dissection and execution of vascular pedunculated flaps during reconstructive surgery. Separate volumes of osseous, vascular, skin, soft tissue structures and relevant vascular perforators were delineated from preoperative CTA scans to generate three-dimensional images using two complementary segmentation software packages. These were converted to polygonal models and rendered by means of a custom application within the HoloLens™ stereo head-mounted display. Intraoperatively, the models were registered manually to their respective subjects by the operating surgeon using a combination of tracked hand gestures and voice commands; AR was used to aid navigation and accurate dissection. Identification of the subsurface location of vascular perforators through AR overlay was compared to the positions obtained by audible Doppler ultrasound. Through a preliminary HoloLens-assisted case series, the operating surgeon was able to demonstrate precise and efficient localisation of perforating vessels.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 282 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 38 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 37 13%
Student > Bachelor 35 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 21 7%
Student > Postgraduate 21 7%
Other 56 20%
Unknown 74 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 64 23%
Engineering 51 18%
Computer Science 45 16%
Neuroscience 5 2%
Social Sciences 4 1%
Other 22 8%
Unknown 91 32%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 282. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 October 2022.
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#100,956
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