Image Thickness Correction for Navigation with 3D Intra-cardiac Ultrasound Catheter

  • Hua Zhong
  • Takeo Kanade
  • David Schwartzman
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5242)


In this paper we present an algorithm to correct 3D reconstruction errors of 3D ultrasound catheter caused by ultrasound image thickness. We also provide a method to quickly measure ultrasound image plane’s thickness. With thickness correction registration accuracy of navigation system using 3D ultrasound catheters can be improved by 20%.


Image Plane Ultrasound Image Surface Point Object Surface Registration Error 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hua Zhong
    • 1
  • Takeo Kanade
    • 1
  • David Schwartzman
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentCarnegie Mellon UniversityUSA
  2. 2.University of Pittsburgh Medical CenterUSA

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