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Three dimensional quantification of organ shape and structure during minimally invasive surgery (MIS) could enhance precision by allowing the registration of multi-modal or pre-operative image data (US/MRI/CT) with the live optical image. Structured illumination is one technique to obtain 3D information through the projection of a known pattern onto the(More)
Since its introduction in the early 1990s, the Iterative Closest Point (ICP) algorithm has become one of the most well-known methods for geometric alignment of 3D models. Given two roughly aligned shapes represented by two point sets, the algorithm iteratively establishes point correspondences given the current alignment of the data and computes a rigid(More)
One of the main challenges for computer-assisted surgery (CAS) is to determine the intra-operative morphology and motion of soft-tissues. This information is prerequisite to the registration of multi-modal patient-specific data for enhancing the surgeon's navigation capabilities by observing beyond exposed tissue surfaces and for providing intelligent(More)
Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensors have become a considerable alternative to conventional surface acquisition techniques such as laser range scanning and stereo vision. Application of ToF cameras for the purpose of intra-operative registration requires matching of the noisy surfaces generated from ToF range data onto pre-interventionally acquired high-resolution(More)
In this paper, we present an approach for articulatory feature classification based on surface electromyographic signals generated by the facial muscles. With parallel recorded audible speech and electromyographic signals, experiments are conducted to show the anticipatory behavior of electromyo-graphic signals with respect to speech signals. On average, we(More)
Intra-operative registration is one of the main challenges related to computer-assisted interventions. One common approach involves matching intra-operatively acquired surfaces (e.g. from a laser range scanner) to pre-operatively acquired planning data. In this paper, we propose a new method for correspondences search between surfaces, which can be used for(More)
Despite considerable technical and algorithmic developments related to the fields of medical image acquisition and processing in the past decade, the devices used for visualization of medical images have undergone rather minor changes. As anatomical information is typically shown on monitors provided by a radiological work station, the physician has to(More)
PURPOSE One of the main challenges related to electromagnetic tracking in the clinical setting is a placement of the field generator (FG) that optimizes the reliability and accuracy of sensor localization. Recently, a new mobile FG for the NDI Aurora(®) tracking system has been presented. This Compact FG is the first FG that can be attached directly to an(More)
PURPOSE The Medical Imaging Interaction Toolkit (MITK) has been available as open-source software for almost 10 years now. In this period the requirements of software systems in the medical image processing domain have become increasingly complex. The aim of this paper is to show how MITK evolved into a software system that is able to cover all steps of a(More)