Ultrasound-navigated radiofrequency ablation of thyroid nodules with integrated electromagnetic tracking: comparison with conventional ultrasound guidance in gelatin models

Ultrasound-navigated radiofrequency ablation of thyroid nodules with integrated electromagnetic... Int J CARS (2017) 12:1635–1642 DOI 10.1007/s11548-017-1544-2 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Ultrasound-navigated radiofrequency ablation of thyroid nodules with integrated electromagnetic tracking: comparison with conventional ultrasound guidance in gelatin models 1 2 2 2 Christian Erbelding · Alfred Franz · Alexander Seitel · Nasrin Bopp · 1 1 2 Konstantin Kohlhase · Frank Grünwald · Lena Maier-Hein Received: 1 December 2016 / Accepted: 20 February 2017 / Published online: 7 March 2017 © CARS 2017 Abstract Keywords Electromagnetic tracking · Ultrasonography · Purpose A thyroid-like gelatin model was used to determine Computer-assisted interventions · Radiofrequency ablation · potential superiority of a new navigation system for ultra- Gelatin phantoms · Thyroid sound (US)-guided electrode insertion called EchoTrack, featuring a US probe with an integrated electromagnetic field generator, in comparison with conventional US when per- Abbreviations forming radiofrequency ablation. Methods In order to compare 20 navigated ablations with CT Computed tomography 20 ablations under conventional US guidance, a thyroid-like EM Electromagnetic gelatin model was used. In each group, 10 in-plane and 10 FG Field generator out-of-plane punctures were performed. Metal seeds measur- RFA Radiofrequency ablation ing 8.5 × 1.8 mm served as ablation targets. The number of US Ultrasound redirections until final electrode placement, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery Springer Journals

Ultrasound-navigated radiofrequency ablation of thyroid nodules with integrated electromagnetic tracking: comparison with conventional ultrasound guidance in gelatin models

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Springer International Publishing
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Copyright © 2017 by CARS
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Imaging / Radiology; Surgery; Health Informatics; Computer Imaging, Vision, Pattern Recognition and Graphics; Computer Science, general
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1861-6410
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1861-6429
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10.1007/s11548-017-1544-2
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Int J CARS (2017) 12:1635–1642 DOI 10.1007/s11548-017-1544-2 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Ultrasound-navigated radiofrequency ablation of thyroid nodules with integrated electromagnetic tracking: comparison with conventional ultrasound guidance in gelatin models 1 2 2 2 Christian Erbelding · Alfred Franz · Alexander Seitel · Nasrin Bopp · 1 1 2 Konstantin Kohlhase · Frank Grünwald · Lena Maier-Hein Received: 1 December 2016 / Accepted: 20 February 2017 / Published online: 7 March 2017 © CARS 2017 Abstract Keywords Electromagnetic tracking · Ultrasonography · Purpose A thyroid-like gelatin model was used to determine Computer-assisted interventions · Radiofrequency ablation · potential superiority of a new navigation system for ultra- Gelatin phantoms · Thyroid sound (US)-guided electrode insertion called EchoTrack, featuring a US probe with an integrated electromagnetic field generator, in comparison with conventional US when per- Abbreviations forming radiofrequency ablation. Methods In order to compare 20 navigated ablations with CT Computed tomography 20 ablations under conventional US guidance, a thyroid-like EM Electromagnetic gelatin model was used. In each group, 10 in-plane and 10 FG Field generator out-of-plane punctures were performed. Metal seeds measur- RFA Radiofrequency ablation ing 8.5 × 1.8 mm served as ablation targets. The number of US Ultrasound redirections until final electrode placement,

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International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Mar 7, 2017

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