ULTRASONIC MOTION TRACKING OF INSTRUMENTS IN OPERATING THEATRE

Alejandro Ibarz, Roberto Casas, Álvaro Marco, Héctor Gracia, Rubén Blasco, Jorge Falcó

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to address the design of a system to track surgical instrument’s movement during an operation. Motion tracking of surgical instruments is one of the most interesting methods to survey the data needed for medical robotics, computer-aided surgery, skills assessment and training progress applications. Over the wide range of tracking technologies, low frequency ultrasound was selected to meet the system’s requirements. Factors that bring about measurement inaccuracies are analysed and taken into account when developing the system. Furthermore, a localization algorithm that calculates three-dimensional position using one-dimensional distances and overriding signal blockage is presented. Moreover, experimental results of a resectoscope mock up motion tracking are shown.

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Ibarz A., Casas R., Marco Á., Gracia H., Blasco R. and Falcó J. (2008). ULTRASONIC MOTION TRACKING OF INSTRUMENTS IN OPERATING THEATRE . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111- 17-3, pages 186-189. DOI: 10.5220/0001053301860189


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biodevices08,
author={Alejandro Ibarz and Roberto Casas and Álvaro Marco and Héctor Gracia and Rubén Blasco and Jorge Falcó},
title={ULTRASONIC MOTION TRACKING OF INSTRUMENTS IN OPERATING THEATRE},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={186-189},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001053301860189},
isbn={978-989-8111- 17-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2008)
TI - ULTRASONIC MOTION TRACKING OF INSTRUMENTS IN OPERATING THEATRE
SN - 978-989-8111- 17-3
AU - Ibarz A.
AU - Casas R.
AU - Marco Á.
AU - Gracia H.
AU - Blasco R.
AU - Falcó J.
PY - 2008
SP - 186
EP - 189
DO - 10.5220/0001053301860189