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Assesment of metallic distortions of an electromagnetic tracking system
Author(s): Stefan R. Kirsch; Christian Schilling; Georg Brunner
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Paper Abstract

Electromagnetic tracking systems are affected by the presence of metal or more general conductive objects. In this paper results of two protocols are presented, which will access the amount of distortions caused by certain type of metals. One of the main application areas of electromagnetic tracking systems is the medical field. Therefore this paper concentrates on types of metals, which are common in a medical environment, like typical tool and implant materials and OR table steel. Results are obtained and compared for the first generation of Aurora systems (Aurora 1), released in September 2003 and for the new Aurora system (Aurora 2), which was released in September 2005.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 March 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6141, Medical Imaging 2006: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Display, 61410J (10 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.654768
Show Author Affiliations
Stefan R. Kirsch, NDI Europe GmbH (Germany)
Christian Schilling, NDI Europe GmbH (Germany)
Georg Brunner, NDI Europe GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6141:
Medical Imaging 2006: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Display
Kevin R. Cleary; Robert L. Galloway, Jr., Editor(s)

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