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Endoscopic tracking for use in interactive image-guided surgery
Author(s): James D. Stefansic; Alan J. Herline; William C. Chapman; Robert L. Galloway
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Paper Abstract

In minimally invasive surgery (MIS), endoscopes are used in real-time to enhance visualization and minimize invasion of healthy tissue. Unfortunately, the field of view provided by the scope is limited. In interactive image guided surgery (IIGS), the display of present surgical position on preoperative tomographic images enhances the surgeons field of view and provides knowledge of surgical anatomy. However, changes in the anatomy during surgery are not realized by the current IIGS techniques. This manuscript details the initial experiments conducted to merge the strengths of MIS with IIGS. This incudes: (1) developing a technique for accurately tracking an endoscope in physical space and (2) determining a transformation to map endoscopic image space into physical (patient) space.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 June 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3335, Medical Imaging 1998: Image Display, (26 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.312494
Show Author Affiliations
James D. Stefansic, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
Alan J. Herline, Vanderbilt Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
William C. Chapman, Vanderbilt Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Robert L. Galloway, Vanderbilt Univ. and Vanderbilt Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3335:
Medical Imaging 1998: Image Display
Yongmin Kim; Seong Ki Mun, Editor(s)

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