Visual tracking for multi-modality computer-assisted image guidance

@inproceedings{Basafa2017VisualTF,
  title={Visual tracking for multi-modality computer-assisted image guidance},
  author={Ehsan Basafa and Pezhman Foroughi and Martin Ho{\ss}bach and Jasmine Bhanushali and Philipp J. Stolka},
  booktitle={Medical Imaging},
  year={2017}
}
With optical cameras, many interventional navigation tasks previously relying on EM, optical, or mechanical guidance can be performed robustly, quickly, and conveniently. We developed a family of novel guidance systems based on wide-spectrum cameras and vision algorithms for real-time tracking of interventional instruments and multi-modality markers. These navigation systems support the localization of anatomical targets, support placement of imaging probe and instruments, and provide fusion… 

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