Image Acquisition and Data Fusion for Planning and Feedback during Image Guided Surgery

S. Chauhan
2006 2006 9th International Conference on Information Fusion  
This paper presents fusion of real-time images and data from various sensors for on-line surgical planning as integrated in a non-invasive surgical robotic system. High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is used as a treatment modality while on-line images are acquired using diagnostic ultrasound and registered with the proprioceptive sensors of a customized robotic system for ablative procedures. As temperature is a crux parameter in thermotherapy and ablative systems, thermal data is
more » ... mal data is captured using external sensors and fused with realtime images for the purpose of dosage planning and surgical monitoring. A lesion tracking algorithm is developed to track the position of lesions. This position is registered with therma-map superimposed on intraoperative images. The methodologies of lesion tracking and thermal mapping are described.
doi:10.1109/icif.2006.301725 dblp:conf/fusion/Chauhan06 fatcat:wcv6js7z3jffrj3me2e7vsdvvi