Neurological

See how the Geometric Modelling Library has been used to solve complex geometry problems in the planning of neurological surgery.

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The GML is being used to identify and model anatomical structures deep within the brain.

neuroinspire™ screenshotAfter the extraction and 3D visualisation of brain and skull from a mixture of acquisition modalities such as CT and MRI, it is desirable to be able to identify and map anatomical structures deep within the brain to assist surgeons with positional information and aid them in their targeting of areas for electrode placement, drug delivery or surgical resection.

The GML is being used to develop such anatomical extraction algorithms and is currently providing valuable feedback within an R&D development context. It is expected that this work will form a key component of automated patient specific brain mapping software, working in combination with known published brain maps, to provide a full 3D navigable map to the surgeon.