Fast, automatic, and accurate catheter reconstruction in HDR brachytherapy using an electromagnetic 3D tracking system.

@article{Poulin2015FastAA,
  title={Fast, automatic, and accurate catheter reconstruction in HDR brachytherapy using an electromagnetic 3D tracking system.},
  author={{\'E}ric Poulin and Emmanuel Racine and Dirk Binnekamp and Luc Beaulieu},
  journal={Medical physics},
  year={2015},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={1227-32}
}
PURPOSE In high dose rate brachytherapy (HDR-B), current catheter reconstruction protocols are relatively slow and error prone. The purpose of this technical note is to evaluate the accuracy and the robustness of an electromagnetic (EM) tracking system for automated and real-time catheter reconstruction. METHODS For this preclinical study, a total of ten catheters were inserted in gelatin phantoms with different trajectories. Catheters were reconstructed using a 18G biopsy needle, used as an… CONTINUE READING
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