An apparatus and methods for detecting an interventional tool

M.P.J. Kuenen (Inventor), N. Mihajlovic (Inventor), A. Pourtaherian (Inventor)

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Abstract

The apparatus is adapted to detect a tip of an interventional tool based on at least two ultrasound images reconstructed for different beam steering angles within a volumetric region comprising said tool. The apparatus comprises an image processing unit, which includes a tip detection module configured to perform a tip tool detection procedure. The tip tool detection procedure involves identifying shadow regions of the tool in the at least two ultrasound images and calculating the position of the tip of the tool within the volumetric region.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO2018050885
Filing date22/03/18
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2018

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