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Integration of a surface scanner with an electromagnetic tracker for breast cancer surgery guidance
Research Areas
  • Biomedicine,
  • Medical equipment,
  • Electronic technology and of the communications
Nowadays, the standard procedure for lumpectomy in breast cancer surgery consists on using the wire-localization technique. Before surgery, the tumor is localized by a radiologist via ultrasound and a needle with a hook inside is inserted and fixed into the mass. Later in the intervention, the surgeon follows the path described by the hook to reach the tumor. This procedure, although effective, presents some disadvantages. The cost and time of the intervention increases and the aesthetic results could be improved by following a different path. Also, tumor may not be completely resected. For these reasons, several studies have proposed ways to improve this procedure, making use of multimodal images or improving the guidance by navigating the surgical tools [1]. Nevertheless, the interpretation of the images or navigation scene is often difficult when no reference of what the surgeon sees from the patient is provided. S266 Int J CARS (2017) 12 (Suppl 1):S1-S286 123 In this work a new technique for surgical navigation is proposed and evaluated, where the position of the tumor is represented together with the breast surface. The main purpose is to add relevant information to the virtual scene in order to facilitate its interpretation. An electromagnetic tracking system (EMTS) is used for needle guidance and tumor localization. The surface is obtained right before the intervention using a 3D surface scanner.
American Thoracic Society 2016 International Conference
San Francisco, CA - USA
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Int. J. Comput. Assist. Radiol. Surg., vol. 12, no. suppl. 1,
  • Autor: Maria Jesus Ledesma Carbayo (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Tecnología de imágenes biomédicas
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Electrónica
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de I+d+i en Procesado de la Información y Telecomunicaciones
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