Tissue Tracking and Registration for Image-Guided Surgery

  title={Tissue Tracking and Registration for Image-Guided Surgery},
  author={Michael C. Yip and David G. Lowe and Septimiu E. Salcudean and Robert Rohling and Christopher Y. Nguan},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging},
Vision-based tracking of tissue is a key component to enable augmented reality during a surgical operation. Conventional tracking techniques in computer vision rely on identifying strong edge features or distinctive textures in a well-lit environment; however endoscopic tissue images do not have strong edge features, are poorly lit and exhibit a high degree of specular reflection. Therefore, prior work in achieving densely populated 3-D features for describing tissue surface profiles require… CONTINUE READING
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