Title: Voice activation visualisation of cardiovascular angiography and 3D coronary arteries in surgery
Authors: Hasan H. Khaleel; Rahmita O.K. Rahmat; D.M. Zamrin
Addresses: Department of Multimedia, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia ' Department of Multimedia, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia ' Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, UiTM, Klang, Malaysia
Abstract: Exploring the computer systems and accessing a software and performing a surgery at the same time is a quite heavy task to achieve by surgeons in the operating theatre. This paper presents a way to design a system which utilises voice recognition to select, visualise and fully control cardiovascular angiography and their 3D models. The work starts by choosing an angiography image using voice only. Next, the image is processed to extract complete tree of arteries. Finally, the system processes the segmented arteries to display the reconstructed 3D arteries. The software is able to fully control the reconstructed 3D coronary arteries by voice in order to rotate, zoom-in and out, speed-up and down the rotation, spelling out the voice commands, voice-on and off, and terminating the system. The system was tested by a consultant heart surgeon on a real data and he approved the credibility of the system.
Keywords: cardiovascular angiography; coronary artery trees; 3D reconstruction; voice activation; computerised medical systems; visualisation; coronary arteries; heart surgery; voice recognition; 3D modelling; medical images; coronary angiograms; image processing; image reconstruction; image segmentation; voice commands; healthcare technology.
International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2016 Vol.53 No.3, pp.255 - 260
Received: 26 Mar 2014
Accepted: 14 Aug 2014
Published online: 28 Mar 2016 *