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On scale invariant features and sequential Monte Carlo sampling for bronchoscope tracking
Author(s): Xióngbiao Luó; Marco Feuerstein; Takayuki Kitasaka; Hiroshi Natori; Hirotsugu Takabatake; Yoshinori Hasegawa; Kensaku Mori
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents an improved bronchoscope tracking method for bronchoscopic navigation using scale invariant features and sequential Monte Carlo sampling. Although image-based methods are widely discussed in the community of bronchoscope tracking, they are still limited to characteristic information such as bronchial bifurcations or folds and cannot automatically resume the tracking procedure after failures, which result usually from problematic bronchoscopic video frames or airway deformation. To overcome these problems, we propose a new approach that integrates scale invariant feature-based camera motion estimation into sequential Monte Carlo sampling to achieve an accurate and robust tracking. In our approach, sequential Monte Carlo sampling is employed to recursively estimate the posterior probability densities of the bronchoscope camera motion parameters according to the observation model based on scale invariant feature-based camera motion recovery. We evaluate our proposed method on patient datasets. Experimental results illustrate that our proposed method can track a bronchoscope more accurate and robust than current state-of-the-art method, particularly increasing the tracking performance by 38.7% without using an additional position sensor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7964, Medical Imaging 2011: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Modeling, 79640Q (1 March 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.877515
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Xióngbiao Luó, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Marco Feuerstein, Technische Univ. München (Germany)
Takayuki Kitasaka, Aichi Institute of Technology (Japan)
Hiroshi Natori, Keiwakai Nishioka Hospital (Japan)
Hirotsugu Takabatake, Sapporo-Minami-Sanjo Hospital (Japan)
Yoshinori Hasegawa, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Kensaku Mori, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7964:
Medical Imaging 2011: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Modeling
Kenneth H. Wong; David R. Holmes III, Editor(s)

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