A Non-disruptive Technology for Robust 3D Tool Tracking for Ultrasound-Guided Interventions

@article{Mung2011ANT,
  title={A Non-disruptive Technology for Robust 3D Tool Tracking for Ultrasound-Guided Interventions},
  author={Jay Mung and Francois Vignon and Ameet K. Jain},
  journal={Medical image computing and computer-assisted intervention : MICCAI ... International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention},
  year={2011},
  volume={14 Pt 1},
  pages={153-60}
}
In the past decade ultrasound (US) has become the preferred modality for a number of interventional procedures, offering excellent soft tissue visualization. The main limitation however is limited visualization of surgical tools. A new method is proposed for robust 3D tracking and US image enhancement of surgical tools under US guidance. Small US sensors are mounted on existing surgical tools. As the imager emits acoustic energy, the electrical signal from the sensor is analyzed to reconstruct… CONTINUE READING

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