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Integration of fiber optical shape sensing with medical visualization for minimal-invasive interventions
Author(s): Torben Paetz; Christian Waltermann; Martin Angelmahr; Darko Ojdanic; Wolfgang Schade; Michael Witte; Horst Karl Hahn
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Paper Abstract

We present a fiber optical shape sensing system that allows to track the shape of a standard telecom fiber with fiber Bragg grating. The shape sensing information is combined with a medical visualization platform to visualize the shape sensing information together with medical images and post-processing results like 3D models, vessel graphs, or segmentation results. The framework has a modular nature to use it for various medical applications like catheter or needle based interventions. The technology has potential in the medical area as it is MR-compatible and can easily be integrated in catheters and needles due to its small size.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 March 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9415, Medical Imaging 2015: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling, 94150Z (18 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2081895
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Torben Paetz, Fraunhofer MEVIS (Germany)
Christian Waltermann, Fraunhofer-Institut für Nachrichtentechnik Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (Germany)
Martin Angelmahr, Fraunhofer-Institut für Nachrichtentechnik Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (Germany)
Darko Ojdanic, Fraunhofer MEVIS (Germany)
Wolfgang Schade, Fraunhofer-Institut für Nachrichtentechnik Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (Germany)
Michael Witte, Fraunhofer-Institut für Nachrichtentechnik Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (Germany)
Horst Karl Hahn, Fraunhofer MEVIS (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9415:
Medical Imaging 2015: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling
Robert J. Webster; Ziv R. Yaniv, Editor(s)

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