Towards three-dimensional fusion of infrared guidance measurements for biopsy procedures: some preliminary results and design considerations

Sharifi, Behrooz and Leis, John (2010) Towards three-dimensional fusion of infrared guidance measurements for biopsy procedures: some preliminary results and design considerations. In: 4th International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ICSPCS 2010) , 13-15 Dec 2010, Gold Coast, Australia.

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A system comprising of a digital infrared sensitive camera and high intensity infrared illuminator was used to track infrared reflective tape on a coaxial biopsy needle. Data was sent in real-time to a computer where needle position with respect to the desired path was displayed in 2D, enabling instant corrections in needle trajectory by the operator. In this preliminary study, two operators each performed 30 simulated computed tomography (CT) guided biopsies of targets within a phantom. The operators alternated between freehand and infrared guided techniques with the axial angular error statistically compared. The mean axial angular error significantly decreased for both operators for the infrared guidance technique compared to the freehand method. The operators found the 2D simulation and training system easy to learn and intuitive to use despite no prior training on the device. In this paper we also look at further developing the 2D system (used in the simulated CT biopsy trials) into a 3D needle tracking system. We consider what is involved in its integration into a volume rendering simulation and training module, which would allow real-time needle placement in any plane on simulated patient anatomy. The proposed simulation and training module would further help improve the operator’s spatial reference, improve accuracy, increase confidence, decrease radiation exposure to the patient and help reduce the time it takes to perform a biopsy.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Poster)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: ©2010 IEEE. Permanent restricted access to published verison due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2011 06:23
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2018 02:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: tomography; signal processing; biopsy; infrared; needle guidance
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090609 Signal Processing
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing > 080110 Simulation and Modelling
09 Engineering > 0903 Biomedical Engineering > 090303 Biomedical Instrumentation
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1109/ICSPCS.2010.5709650

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