High-performance C-arm cone-beam CT guidance of thoracic surgery

@inproceedings{Schafer2012HighperformanceCC,
  title={High-performance C-arm cone-beam CT guidance of thoracic surgery},
  author={Sebastian Schafer and Yoshito Otake and Ali Uneri and Daniel J. Mirota and Sajendra Nithiananthan and J. Webster Stayman and Wojciech Zbijewski and Gerhard Kleinszig and Rainer Graumann and Marc S. Sussman and Jeffrey H. Siewerdsen},
  booktitle={Medical Imaging},
  year={2012}
}
Localizing sub-palpable nodules in minimally invasive video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) presents a significant challenge. To overcome inherent problems of preoperative nodule tagging using CT fluoroscopic guidance, an intraoperative C-arm cone-beam CT (CBCT) image-guidance system has been developed for direct localization of subpalpable tumors in the OR, including real-time tracking of surgical tools (including thoracoscope), and video-CBCT registration for augmentation of the… 
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