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17 March 2008 Comparative assessment of optical tracking systems for soft tissue navigation with fiducial needles
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We compare two optical tracking systems with regard to their suitability for soft tissue navigation with fiducial needles: The Polaris system with passive markers (Northern Digital Inc. (NDI); Waterloo, Ontario, Canada), and the MicronTracker 2, model H40 (Claron Technology, Inc.; Toronto, Ontario, Canada). We introduce appropriate tool designs and assess the tool tip tracking accuracy under typical clinical light conditions in a sufficiently sized measurement volume. To assess the robustness of the tracking systems, we further evaluate their sensitivity to illumination conditions as well as to the velocity and the orientation of a tracked tool. While the Polaris system showed robust tracking accuracy under all conditions, the MicronTracker 2 was highly sensitive to the examined factors.
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L. Maier-Hein, A. Franz, H.-P. Meinzer, and I. Wolf "Comparative assessment of optical tracking systems for soft tissue navigation with fiducial needles", Proc. SPIE 6918, Medical Imaging 2008: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Modeling, 69181Z (17 March 2008); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.769181
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