Int J CARS (2017) 12:1655–1663 DOI 10.1007/s11548-017-1537-1 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Auditory feedback to support image-guided medical needle placement 1,2,3 4 4 4 David Black · Julian Hettig · Maria Luz · Christian Hansen · 2,3,5 1,3 Ron Kikinis · Horst Hahn Received: 7 November 2016 / Accepted: 1 February 2017 / Published online: 17 February 2017 © CARS 2017 Abstract supplement to visual information to other navigated inter- Purpose During medical needle placement using image- ventions, especially those for which viewing a patient is guided navigation systems, the clinician must concentrate beneﬁcial or necessary. on a screen. To reduce the clinician’s visual reliance on the screen, this work proposes an auditory feedback method as a Keywords Auditory display · Image-guided therapy · stand-alone method or to support visual feedback for placing Needle placement · Human–computer interfaces the navigated medical instrument, in this case a needle. Methods An auditory synthesis model using pitch compar- ison and stereo panning parameter mapping was developed Introduction to augment or replace visual feedback for navigated needle placement. In contrast to existing approaches which augment Image-guided needle navigation is a growing ﬁeld in which but still require a visual display, this method allows view-free an operator
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