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21 March 2007 Needle and catheter navigation using electromagnetic tracking for computer-assisted C-arm CT interventions
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Integrated solutions for navigation systems with CT, MR or US systems become more and more popular for medical products. Such solutions improve the medical workflow, reduce hardware, space and costs requirements. The purpose of our project was to develop a new electromagnetic navigation system for interventional radiology which is integrated into C-arm CT systems. The application is focused on minimally invasive percutaneous interventions performed under local anaesthesia. Together with a vacuum-based patient immobilization device and newly developed navigation tools (needles, panels) we developed a safe and fully automatic navigation system. The radiologist can directly start with navigated interventions after loading images without any prior user interaction. The complete system is adapted to the requirements of the radiologist and to the clinical workflow. For evaluation of the navigation system we performed different phantom studies and achieved an average accuracy of better than 2.0 mm.
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Markus Nagel, Martin Hoheisel, Ralf Petzold, Willi A. Kalender, and Ulrich H. W. Krause "Needle and catheter navigation using electromagnetic tracking for computer-assisted C-arm CT interventions", Proc. SPIE 6509, Medical Imaging 2007: Visualization and Image-Guided Procedures, 65090J (21 March 2007); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.709435
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