18 March 2015 Integration of fiber optical shape sensing with medical visualization for minimal-invasive interventions
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We present a fiber optical shape sensing system that allows to track the shape of a standard telecom fiber with fiber Bragg grating. The shape sensing information is combined with a medical visualization platform to visualize the shape sensing information together with medical images and post-processing results like 3D models, vessel graphs, or segmentation results. The framework has a modular nature to use it for various medical applications like catheter or needle based interventions. The technology has potential in the medical area as it is MR-compatible and can easily be integrated in catheters and needles due to its small size.
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Torben Paetz, Torben Paetz, Christian Waltermann, Christian Waltermann, Martin Angelmahr, Martin Angelmahr, Darko Ojdanic, Darko Ojdanic, Wolfgang Schade, Wolfgang Schade, Michael Witte, Michael Witte, Horst Karl Hahn, Horst Karl Hahn, "Integration of fiber optical shape sensing with medical visualization for minimal-invasive interventions", Proc. SPIE 9415, Medical Imaging 2015: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling, 94150Z (18 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2081895; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2081895


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