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The recovery of 3D tissue structure and morphology during robotic assisted surgery is an important step towards accurate deployment of surgical guidance and control techniques in minimally invasive therapies. In this article, we present a novel stereo reconstruction algorithm that propagates disparity information around a set of candidate feature matches.(More)
The use of physically-based models combined with image constraints for intraoperative guidance is important for surgical procedures that involve large-scale tissue deformation. A biomechanical model of tissue deformation is described in which surface positional constraints and internally generated forces are derived from endoscopic images and preoperative(More)
Despite a wide range of feature detectors developed in the computer vision community over the years, direct application of these techniques to surgical navigation has shown significant difficulties due to the paucity of reliable salient features coupled with free--form tissue deformation and changing visual appearance of surgical scenes. The aim of this(More)
Despite recent advances in modeling the Shape-from-Shading (SFS) problem and its numerical solution, practical applications have been limited. This is primarily due to the lack of perspective SFS models without the assumption of a light source at the camera centre and the non-metric spatial localisation of the reconstructed shape. In this work, we propose a(More)
Minimally invasive surgery has been established as an important way forward in surgery for reducing patient trauma and hospitalization with improved prognosis. The introduction of robotic assistance enhances the manual dexterity and accuracy of instrument manipulation. Further development of the field in using pre- and intra-operative imaging guidance(More)
Probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE) provides high-resolution in vivo imaging for intraoperative tissue characterization. Maintaining a desired contact force between target tissue and the pCLE probe is important for image consistency, allowing large area surveillance to be performed. A hand-held instrument that can provide a predetermined(More)
In minimally invasive surgery, dense 3D surface reconstruction is important for surgical navigation and integrating pre- and intra-operative data. Despite recent developments in 3D tissue deformation techniques, their general applicability is limited by specific constraints and underlying assumptions. The need for accurate and robust tissue deformation(More)
With increasing demand on intra-operative navigation and motion compensation during robotic assisted minimally invasive surgery, real-time 3D deformation recovery remains a central problem. Currently the majority of existing methods rely on salient features, where the inherent paucity of distinctive landmarks implies either a semi-dense reconstruction or(More)
Reliable feature tracking is important for accurate tissue deformation recovery, 3D anatomical registration and navigation in computer assisted minimally invasive surgical procedures. Despite a wide range of feature detectors developed in the computer vision community, direct application of these approaches to surgical navigation has shown significant(More)
This paper presents a novel technique for the automatic detection of recaptured videos with applications to video forensics. The proposed technique uses scene jitter as a cue for classification: when recapturing planar surfaces approximately parallel to the imaging plane, any added motion due to jitter will result in approximately uniform high-frequency 2D(More)