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Towards Scarless Surgery: An Endoscopic-Ultrasound Navigation System for Transgastric Access Procedures

Institution:
1Surgical Planning Laboratory, Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
2Laboratory of Mathematics in Imaging, Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
Publisher:
Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv. MICCAI 2006
Publication Date:
Oct-2006
Volume Number:
9
Issue Number:
Pt 1
Pages:
445-53
Citation:
Int Conf Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv. 2006 Oct;9(Pt 1):445-53.
PubMed ID:
17354921
Appears in Collections:
SPL, CIGL, LMI, NAC, SLICER
Sponsors:
K25 HL104085/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS/United States
P41 RR013218/RR/NCRR NIH HHS/United States
Generated Citation:
San Jose Estepar R., Stylopoulos N., Ellis R.E., Samset E., Westin C-F., Thomson C., Vosburgh K. Towards Scarless Surgery: An Endoscopic-Ultrasound Navigation System for Transgastric Access Procedures. Int Conf Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv. 2006 Oct;9(Pt 1):445-53. PMID: 17354921.
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Scarless surgery is a new and very promising technique that can mark a new era in surgical procedures. We have created and validated a navigation system for endoscopic and transgastric access interventions in in vivo pilot studies. The system provides augmented visual feedback and additional contextual information by establishing a correspondence between the real time endoscopic ultrasound image and a preoperative CT volume using rigid registration. The system enhances the operator’s ability to interpret the ultrasound image reducing the mental burden used in probe placement. Our analysis shows that rigid registration is accurate enough to help physicians in endoscopic abdominal surgery where, by using preoperative data for context and real-time imaging for targeting, distortions that limit the use of only preoperative data can be overcome.

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