Development and validation of a three dimensional ultrasound based navigation system for tumor resection.

@article{Chopra2008DevelopmentAV,
  title={Development and validation of a three dimensional ultrasound based navigation system for tumor resection.},
  author={Sascha Santosh Chopra and Michael H{\"u}nerbein and Sebastian Eulenstein and Thomas Lange and Peter M. Schlag and Siegfried Beller},
  journal={European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={456-61}
}
BACKGROUND Intraoperative navigation is a rapidly emerging procedure in orthopaedic surgery and neurosurgery. For abdominal tumors (e.g. liver metastasis) and soft tissue tumors there is only limited experience with navigation techniques due to problems of organ shift and tissue deformation. We have developed a navigation system for tumor resection in soft tissue based on 3D ultrasound imaging and optical tracking. METHODS Two different modes of navigation were evaluated and compared with… CONTINUE READING