12 March 2014 Colonoscope navigation system using colonoscope tracking method based on line registration
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This paper presents a new colonoscope navigation system. CT colonography is utilized for colon diagnosis based on CT images. If polyps are found while CT colonography, colonoscopic polypectomy can be performed to remove them. While performing a colonoscopic examination, a physician controls colonoscope based on his/her experience. Inexperienced physicians may occur complications such as colon perforation while colonoscopic examinations. To reduce complications, a navigation system of colonoscope while performing the colonoscopic examinations is necessary. We propose a colonoscope navigation system. This system has a new colonoscope tracking method. This method obtains a colon centerline from a CT volume of a patient. A curved line (colonoscope line) representing the shape of colonoscope inserted to the colon is obtained by using electromagnetic sensors. A coordinate system registration process that employs the ICP algorithm is performed to register the CT and sensor coordinate systems. The colon centerline and colonoscope line are registered by using a line registration method. The position of the colonoscope tip in the colon is obtained from the line registration result. Our colonoscope navigation system displays virtual colonoscopic views generated from the CT volumes. A viewpoint of the virtual colonoscopic view is a point on the centerline that corresponds to the colonoscope tip. Experimental results using a colon phantom showed that the proposed colonoscope tracking method can track the colonoscope tip with small tracking errors.
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Masahiro Oda, Masahiro Oda, Hiroaki Kondo, Hiroaki Kondo, Takayuki Kitasaka, Takayuki Kitasaka, Kazuhiro Furukawa, Kazuhiro Furukawa, Ryoji Miyahara, Ryoji Miyahara, Yoshiki Hirooka, Yoshiki Hirooka, Hidemi Goto, Hidemi Goto, Nassir Navab, Nassir Navab, Kensaku Mori, Kensaku Mori, } "Colonoscope navigation system using colonoscope tracking method based on line registration", Proc. SPIE 9036, Medical Imaging 2014: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling, 903626 (12 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2043426; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2043426
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