Needle guidance using handheld stereo vision and projection for ultrasound-based interventions

Philipp J. Stolka, Pezhman Foroughi, Matthew Rendina, Clifford R. Weiss, Gregory D. Hager, Emad M. Boctor

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With real-time instrument tracking and in-situ guidance projection directly integrated in a handheld ultrasound imaging probe, needle-based interventions such as biopsies become much simpler to perform than with conventionally-navigated systems. Stereo imaging with needle detection can be made sufficiently robust and accurate to serve as primary navigation input. We describe the low-cost, easy-to-use approach used in the Clear Guide ONE generic navigation accessory for ultrasound machines, outline different available guidance methods, and provide accuracy results from phantom trials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)684-691
Number of pages8
JournalMedical image computing and computer-assisted intervention : MICCAI ... International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


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  • Medicine(all)

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