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Tracking of Irregular Graphical Structures for Tissue Deformation Recovery in Minimally Invasive Surgery

Visentini-Scarzanella, M; Merrifield, R; Stoyanov, D; Yang, GZ; (2010) Tracking of Irregular Graphical Structures for Tissue Deformation Recovery in Minimally Invasive Surgery. In: Jiang, T and Navab, N and Pluim, JPW and Viergever, MA, (eds.) MEDICAL IMAGE COMPUTING AND COMPUTER-ASSISTED INTERVENTION - MICCAI 2010, PT III. (pp. 261 - 268). SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN

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Abstract

Tissue deformation tracking is an important topic of minimally invasive surgery with applications ranging from intra-operative guidance to augmented reality visualisation. In this paper, we present a technique for visual tracking of irregular structures with an arbitrary degree of connectivity in space. The variational formulation of the proposed method ensures that correlation is maximised between tracked points and their computed new positions while the overall structure shape variation is minimised, thus maintaining spatial coherence of the tracked structure. The proposed method is applied to surgical annotation and tracking in 3D for telementoring and path-planning. The results are validated both on a CT-scanned phantom model and in vivo, showing an average alignment error of 1.79 mm (+/- 0.72 mm).

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:Tracking of Irregular Graphical Structures for Tissue Deformation Recovery in Minimally Invasive Surgery
Event:13th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention
Location:China Natl Convent Ctr, Beijing, PEOPLES R CHINA
Dates:2010-09-20 - 2010-09-24
ISBN-13:978-3-642-15710-3
Keywords:ROBOTIC SURGERY
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science

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