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PURPOSE To evaluate an augmented reality (AR) system in combination with a 1.5-T closed-bore magnetic resonance (MR) imager as a navigation tool for needle biopsies. MATERIALS AND METHODS The experimental protocol had institutional animal care and use committee approval. Seventy biopsies were performed in phantoms by using 20 tube targets, each with a(More)
This paper introduces a novel method for ultrasound calibration for both spatial and temporal parameters. The main advantage of this method is that it does not require a phantom, which is usually expensive to fabricate. Furthermore, the method does not require extensive image processing. For spatial calibration, we solve an optimization problem established(More)
In this paper, we propose a computationally efficient method for medical image registration. The centerpiece of the approach is to reduce the dimensions of each image via a projection operation. The two sequences of projection images corresponding to each image are used for estimating the registration parameters. Depending upon how the projection geometry(More)
The need for non-rigid multi-modal registration is becoming increasingly common for many clinical applications. To date, however, existing proposed techniques remain as largely academic research effort with very few methods being validated for clinical product use. It has been suggested by Crum et al. that the context-free nature of these methods is one of(More)