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2D/3D Catheter-Based Registration for Image Guidance in TACE of Liver Tumors

  • Pierre Ambrosini
  • Danny Ruijters
  • Adriaan Moelker
  • Wiro J. Niessen
  • Theo van Walsum
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8498)

Abstract

Image fusion of liver 2D X-ray images and pre or peri-operative 3D reconstructions can add valuable contextual information during image guided interventions. Such image fusion requires 2D/3D registration. In abdominal interventions, such as TACE of liver tumors, the initial alignment may be invalidated by e.g. breathing motion. We present a method that maintains the alignment between 3D Rotational Angiography (3DRA) and 2D X-ray, using the catheter position. To this end, we use the catheter in the 2D X-ray and the blood vessels in the 3DRA, then fuse 2D/3D using the knowledge that the catheter is inside the vessels. The registration is performed in two steps: First, we use a shape constraint to determine the most likely catheter positions inside the blood vessel tree. Next, we perform a rigid registration and take the best transformation over all previous selected catheter positions. The method is evaluated on phantom, clinical and simulated data.

Keywords

2D/3D Rigid Catheter Registration Guidance X-ray Fluoroscopy 3DRA Abdominal TACE Liver Breathing Compensation. 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre Ambrosini
    • 1
  • Danny Ruijters
    • 2
  • Adriaan Moelker
    • 3
  • Wiro J. Niessen
    • 1
    • 4
  • Theo van Walsum
    • 1
  1. 1.Biomedical Imaging Group Rotterdam, Department of Radiology and Medical Informatics, Erasmus MCRotterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Philips Healthcare, Interventional X-ray Innovation, BestThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of Radiology, Erasmus MCRotterdamThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Imaging Science and Technology, Faculty of Applied SciencesDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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