Joint Freehand Ultrasound and Endoscopic Reconstruction of Brain Tumors

  • Ruben Machucho-Cadena
  • Sergio de la Cruz-Rodríguez
  • Eduardo Bayro-Corrochano
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5197)


We present an approach for reconstructing the 3D shape of brain tumors for applications in neurosurgery from 2D ultrasound (US) images. We record simultaneously endoscopic and ultrasonic images, and the pose of the endoscopic camera by an optical tracking system. The 3D pose of the ultrasound probe is determined by tracking the 2D position of the ultrasound probe in successive endoscopic images by image processing techniques (Hough Transform, Particle Filtering) and finally the 3D position is computed by the known camera geometry and multiple view geometry using conformal geometric algebra. When the 3D US probe position is calculated, we compound multiple 2D US images into a 3D volume.


endo-neuro-sonography 3D reconstruction brain tumor segmentation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruben Machucho-Cadena
    • 1
  • Sergio de la Cruz-Rodríguez
    • 2
  • Eduardo Bayro-Corrochano
    • 1
  1. 1.CINVESTAV, Unidad Guadalajara, Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica y Ciencias de la ComputaciónJaliscoMéxico
  2. 2.Instituto Superior Politécnico “José A. Echeverría”HavanaCuba

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