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Towards performing ultrasound-guided needle biopsies from within a head-mounted display

  • Henry Fuchs
  • Andrei State
  • Etta D. Pisano
  • William F. Garrett
  • Gentaro Hirota
  • Mark Livingston
  • Mary C. Whitton
  • Stephen M. Pizer
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1131)

Abstract

Augmented reality is applied to ultrasound-guided needle biopsy of the human breast. In a tracked stereoscopic head-mounted display, a physician sees the ultrasound imagery “emanating” from the transducer, properly registered with the patient and the biopsy needle. A physician has successfully used the system to guide a needle into a synthetic tumor within a breast phantom and examine a human patient in preparation for a cyst aspiration.

Keywords

Augmented Reality Breast Biopsy Ultrasound Data Needle Localization Mechanical Tracker 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henry Fuchs
    • 1
  • Andrei State
    • 1
  • Etta D. Pisano
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • William F. Garrett
    • 1
  • Gentaro Hirota
    • 1
  • Mark Livingston
    • 1
  • Mary C. Whitton
    • 1
  • Stephen M. Pizer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel Hill
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, UNC School of MedicineUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel Hill
  3. 3.UNC-Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer CenterUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel Hill

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