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Proceedings of CAD'14, 2014, 219-221
Spatial Augmented Reality and Simulations to Improve Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Diagnosis and Monitoring

Simone Bartesaghi, Girogio Colombo, Sebastiano Morone, Politecnico di Milano

Abstract. Virtual Reality (VR) is a technique that affords multi-sensorial stimuli totally immersive for the user who is projected onto a virtual world, completely separated from the reality. This type of technology usually does not represent a good method to improve a collaborative data analysis, especially when more users are involved. A better one is the Spatial Augmented Reality (SAR), where information is added to the real world and more users can avail it at the same time. In this work we investigated the possibility of developing an effective visualization methodology based on SAR of three dimensional models derived from CT images, to better evaluate the condition of a patient suffering from AAA. The goal of this work is to generate a Spatial Augmented Reality (SAR) environment, where the users (e.g., vascular surgeons and physicians) are able to extract useful information about the dimension of the vasculature and the blood flow, for a better diagnosis, efficient pre-operative planning and monitoring of the Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) disease. Nowadays, there are many applications of Augmented Reality (AR) focused on image-guided surgery, implemented with the help of desktop. The acquired images of the patient are projected and used to plan or perform task. Another sector is represented by the rehabilitation and the treatment of phobias.

Keywords. Spatial augmented reality, abdominal aortic aneurysm, CFD, computer-aided diagnosis

DOI: 10.14733/cadconfP.2014.219-221