Céline Giraudeau1, Arthur R Wijsmuller1,2, Carter C Lebares1,2, Jacques Marescaux1,2, and Didier Mutter1,2
1IHU Strasbourg, Institute of image-guided surgery, Strasbourg, France, 2IRCAD, Research Institute Against Digestive Cancer, Strasbourg, France
goal of this study was to investigate the value of a 3D
high-resolution sequence with a particular contrast to visualize and delineate
pelvic autonomic nerves in a healthy volunteer. Through segmented images and the corresponding 3D reconstruction, we show that our method offers interesting results for the delineation of the hypogastric plexus
and the pudendal nerves that are frequently impacted by pelvic surgery. These results are promising for individualized
preoperative mapping of autonomic innervation and could provide a
valuable support to guide surgeons during interventions when combined with augmented reality.