A software solution to dynamically reduce metallic distortions of electromagnetic tracking systems for image-guided surgery

A software solution to dynamically reduce metallic distortions of electromagnetic tracking... Int J CARS (2017) 12:1621–1633 DOI 10.1007/s11548-017-1546-0 ORIGINAL ARTICLE A software solution to dynamically reduce metallic distortions of electromagnetic tracking systems for image-guided surgery 1,2 2 1 Mengfei Li · Christian Hansen · Georg Rose Received: 22 August 2016 / Accepted: 21 February 2017 / Published online: 3 March 2017 © CARS 2017 Abstract Conclusions Our software-based approach can be inte- Purpose Electromagnetic tracking systems (EMTS) have grated into existing medical EMTS seamlessly with no achieved a high level of acceptance in clinical settings, e.g., change in hardware. It improves the tracking accuracy of to support tracking of medical instruments in image-guided clinical EMTS when there is a metallic object placed near interventions. However, tracking errors caused by movable the sensor coil and has the potential to improve the safety metallic medical instruments and electronic devices are a crit- and outcome of image-guided interventions. ical problem which prevents the wider application of EMTS for clinical applications. Keywords Electromagnetic tracking · Image-guided Methods We plan to introduce a method to dynamically interventions · Clinical navigation systems · Error reduction · reduce tracking errors caused by metallic objects in prox- Metallic distortion imity to the magnetic sensor coil of the EMTS. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery Springer Journals

A software solution to dynamically reduce metallic distortions of electromagnetic tracking systems for image-guided surgery

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by CARS
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Imaging / Radiology; Surgery; Health Informatics; Computer Imaging, Vision, Pattern Recognition and Graphics; Computer Science, general
ISSN
1861-6410
eISSN
1861-6429
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11548-017-1546-0
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