Assessment of cervical disk prosthesis by means of video-fluoroscopy image processing

P. Bifulco, L. Iuppariello, M. Romano, A. Fratini, D. Esposito, F. Clemente, M. Cesarelli

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Abstract

Many cervical spine pathologies involve degeneration of the stabilizing mechanisms of vertebrae segments and often cause pain. Abnormal intervertebral motion is an indication for surgery. Currently, spinal fusion surgery is widely adopted to fix the instable vertebral segments but recently, disk arthroplasty is more and more adopted as an alternative to restore normal kinematics and biomechanics of the sick segment and to reduce development of symptomatic adjacent-level degeneration. This study aims to measure intervertebral kinematics by means of image processing of X-ray fluoroscopy videos, which are able to screen patient's neck spontaneous movements of flexion-extension. Vertebrae trajectories are estimated by using image template matching techniques. Then, continuous-time intervertebral kinematics is computed by using spline interpolation. The results, obtained by using real fluoroscopy videos, reveal the possibility of obtaining in vivo information about the continuous evolution of motion of the implanted prosthesis and adjacent segments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 E-Health and Bioengineering Conference (EHB)
PublisherIEEE
Pages169-172
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-0358-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2017
Event6th IEEE International Conference on E-Health and Bioengineering, EHB 2017 - Sinaia
Duration: 22 Jun 201724 Jun 2017

Conference

Conference6th IEEE International Conference on E-Health and Bioengineering, EHB 2017
CitySinaia
Period22/06/1724/06/17

Bibliographical note

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Keywords

  • disk arthroplasty assessment
  • image processing
  • intervertebral kinematics
  • X-ray fluoroscopy

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    Bifulco, P., Iuppariello, L., Romano, M., Fratini, A., Esposito, D., Clemente, F., & Cesarelli, M. (2017). Assessment of cervical disk prosthesis by means of video-fluoroscopy image processing. In 2017 E-Health and Bioengineering Conference (EHB) (pp. 169-172). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/EHB.2017.7995388