An Experimental Study of Visual Tracking in Surgical Applications

Jiawei Zhou, Shahram Payandeh

Abstract

Tracking surgical tools in mono-endoscopic surgery can offer a conventional (non-robotics) application of this type of procedure a versatile surgeon-computer interface. For example, tracking the surgical tools can enable the surgeon to interact with the overlaid menu which allows them to have access to medical information of the patient. Another example is the capability that such tracking can offer where the surgeon through surgical tool can manually register per-operative images of the patient approach on the surgical site. This paper presents the results of some of the tracking schemes which we have explored and analysed as a part of our studies. Tracking framework based on both Gaussian and non-Gaussian framework are explored and compared. Although majority of the approaches can offer a robust performance when used in the real surgical scene, the method based on Particle Filter is found to have a better success rate. Based on these experimental results, the paper also offers some discussions and suggestions for future research.

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Zhou J. and Payandeh S. (2015). An Experimental Study of Visual Tracking in Surgical Applications . In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 3: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2015) ISBN 978-989-758-091-8, pages 608-613. DOI: 10.5220/0005346506080613


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@conference{visapp15,
author={Jiawei Zhou and Shahram Payandeh},
title={An Experimental Study of Visual Tracking in Surgical Applications},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 3: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2015)},
year={2015},
pages={608-613},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005346506080613},
isbn={978-989-758-091-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 3: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2015)
TI - An Experimental Study of Visual Tracking in Surgical Applications
SN - 978-989-758-091-8
AU - Zhou J.
AU - Payandeh S.
PY - 2015
SP - 608
EP - 613
DO - 10.5220/0005346506080613