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A guided wave technique for needle biopsy under ultrasound guidance
Author(s): F. Simonetti
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Paper Abstract

Needle biopsy under ultrasound guidance is routinely used in clinical applications. However, in order to track the position of the needle as it penetrates the tissue a particular alignment between the ultrasound probe and needle must be kept, thus requiring highly skilled radiologists. In this paper we present a new technique which leads to the detection of the needle regardless of its orientation relative to the imaging probe. We discuss the fundamental aspects of the method and present some preliminary results that show the potential of the technique.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 March 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7261, Medical Imaging 2009: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Modeling, 726118 (13 March 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.811482
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F. Simonetti, Imperial College (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7261:
Medical Imaging 2009: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Modeling
Michael I. Miga; Kenneth H. Wong, Editor(s)

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