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Ultrasound-guided ablation system for laparoscopic liver surgery
Author(s): Philip Bao M.D.; Tuhin K. Sinha; Chun-Cheng R. Chen; John R. Warmath; Robert L. Galloway Jr.; Alan J. Herline
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Paper Abstract

This work describes the design and implementation of a system for liver tumor ablation guided by ultrasound. Features of the system include spatially registered ultrasound visualization, ultrasound volume reconstruction, and interactive targeting. Early results with phantom experiments indicate a targeting accuracy of 5-10mm. The system serves as a foundation for further clinical studies and applications of image-guided therapy to liver procedures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5744, Medical Imaging 2005: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Display, (12 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.595926
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Philip Bao M.D., Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
Tuhin K. Sinha, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
Chun-Cheng R. Chen, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
John R. Warmath, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
Robert L. Galloway Jr., Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
Alan J. Herline, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5744:
Medical Imaging 2005: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Display
Robert L. Galloway Jr.; Kevin R. Cleary, Editor(s)

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