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Needle Detection and Tracking in the TIPS Endovascular Procedure

  • Benoît Jolly
  • Mark Van Horn
  • Stephen Aylward
  • Elizabeth Bullitt
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2879)

Abstract

The TIPS procedure is an endovascular operation guided by biplane fluoroscopy. The goal is to pass a needle from the hepatic vein through the liver into the portal vein. We are developing a software for real-time, 3D guidance of the procedure. This paper discusses means of automatically defining the needle from biplane fluoroscopic views.

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Benoît Jolly
    • 1
  • Mark Van Horn
    • 1
  • Stephen Aylward
    • 1
  • Elizabeth Bullitt
    • 1
  1. 1.MIDAGUniversity of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA

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