C-arm tracking and reconstruction without an external tracker

TitleC-arm tracking and reconstruction without an external tracker
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsJain, A. K., & Fichtinger G.
JournalMedical image computing and computer-assisted intervention (MICCAI)
NumberPt 1
KeywordsAlgorithms, Calibration, Computer-Assisted, Equipment Design, Equipment Failure Analysis, Fluoroscopy, Imaging, instrumentation/methods, methods, Radiographic Image Enhancement, Radiographic Image Interpretation, Reproducibility of Results, Sensitivity, Specificity, Three-Dimensional

For quantitative C-arm fluoroscopy, we have developed a unified mathematical framework to tackle the issues of intra-operative calibration, pose estimation, correspondence, reconstruction, without the use of optical/electromagnetic trackers or precision-made fiducial fixtures Our method uses randomly distributed unknown points in the imaging volume, either naturally present or induced by randomly sticking beads or other simple markers in the image pace After these points are segmented, a high dimensional non-linear optimization computes all unknown parameters for calibration, C-arm pose, correspondence, reconstruction Preliminary phantom experiments indicate an average C-arm tracking accuracy of 0 9 degrees, a 3D reconstruction error of 0 8 mm, with an 80 region of convergence for both the AP, lateral axes The method appears to be sufficiently accurate for many clinical applications, and appealing since it works without any external instrumentation, does not interfere with the workspace

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