Information Filtering for Ultrasound-based Real-time Registration

Talib, Haydar; Peterhans, Matthias; Garcia, Jaime; Styner, Martin; Ballester González, Miguel A. (2010). Information Filtering for Ultrasound-based Real-time Registration. IEEE transactions on biomedical engineering, 58(3), pp. 531-540. New York, N.Y.: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE 10.1109/TBME.2010.2063703

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This paper presents methods based on Information Filters for solving matching problems with emphasis on real-time, or effectively real-time applications. Both applications discussed in this work deal with ultrasound-based rigid registration in computer-assisted orthopedic surgery. In the first application, the usual workflow of rigid registration is reformulated such that registration algorithms would iterate while the surgeon is acquiring ultrasound images of the anatomy to be operated. Using this effectively real-time approach to registration, the surgeon would then receive feedback in order to better gauge the quality of the final registration outcome. The second application considered in this paper circumvents the need to attach physical markers to bones for anatomical referencing. Experiments using anatomical objects immersed in water are performed in order to evaluate and compare the different methods presented herein, using both 2D as well as real-time 3D ultrasound.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute for Surgical Technology & Biomechanics ISTB [discontinued]

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Peterhans, Matthias and Garcia, Jaime




Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE




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04 Oct 2013 14:08

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08 Jun 2016 10:19

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