Real-Time 3D Ultrasound Guided Interventional System for Cardiac Stem Cell Therapy with Motion Compensation

@article{Parthasarathy2011RealTime3U,
  title={Real-Time 3D Ultrasound Guided Interventional System for Cardiac Stem Cell Therapy with Motion Compensation},
  author={Vijay Parthasarathy and Charles Hatt and Zoran Stankovic and Amish Raval 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={283-90}
}
This paper describes a clinically translatable interventional guidance platform to improve the accuracy and precision of stem cell injections into a beating heart. The proposed platform overlays live position of an injection catheter onto a fusion of a pre-procedural MR roadmap with real-time 3D transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Electromagnetic (EM) tracking is used to initialize the fusion. The fusion is intra-operatively compensated for respiratory motion using a novel algorithm that… CONTINUE READING