Surgical needle reconstruction using small-angle multi-view X-ray

C. Papalazarou, P.M.J. Rongen, P.H.N. With, de

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In biopsies, drainages, vertebroplasty, and other needle-based procedures, insight on the 3D position of a needle is crucial for correct navigation by the clinician. In this paper, we present a method for the reconstruction of surgical needles using multi-view X-ray imaging with a small motion of the C-arm. It is required that the extent of the motion is limited (smaller than 30 degrees) to allow use of this method during an intervention. This small motion provides sufficient multi-view information, which is used in combination with a needle model for the 3D reconstruction of the needle. To this end, we describe a system comprising the steps of (a) needle detection in a novel, RANSAC-based framework, (b) tracking of needles in subsequent views using geometric constraints and (c) needle reconstruction. Results are presented in comparison to a volume reconstruction using a full rotation of the C-arm (about 207 degrees), showing good accuracy of the proposed method.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Image Proecessing (ICIP), September 2010, Hong Kong
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-7992-4
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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