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Author (up) Carles Sanchez; Antonio Esteban Lansaque; Agnes Borras; Marta Diez-Ferrer; Antoni Rosell; Debora Gil edit   pdf
  Title Towards a Videobronchoscopy Localization System from Airway Centre Tracking Type Conference Article
  Year 2017 Publication 12th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 352-359  
  Keywords Video-bronchoscopy; Lung cancer diagnosis; Airway lumen detection; Region tracking; Guided bronchoscopy navigation  
  Abstract Bronchoscopists use fluoroscopy to guide flexible bronchoscopy to the lesion to be biopsied without any kind of incision. Being fluoroscopy an imaging technique based on X-rays, the risk of developmental problems and cancer is increased in those subjects exposed to its application, so minimizing radiation is crucial. Alternative guiding systems such as electromagnetic navigation require specific equipment, increase the cost of the clinical procedure and still require fluoroscopy. In this paper we propose an image based guiding system based on the extraction of airway centres from intra-operative videos. Such anatomical landmarks are matched to the airway centreline extracted from a pre-planned CT to indicate the best path to the nodule. We present a
feasibility study of our navigation system using simulated bronchoscopic videos and a multi-expert validation of landmarks extraction in 3 intra-operative ultrathin explorations.
  Address Porto; Portugal; February 2017  
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  Notes IAM; 600.096; 600.075; 600.145 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ SEB2017 Serial 2943  
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