Real-time tracking of a bevel-tip needle with varying insertion depth: Toward teleoperated MRI-guided needle steering

Reza Seifabadi, Esteban Escobar Gomez, Fereshteh Aalamifar, Gabor Fichtinger, Iulian Iordachita

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Abstract

This study presents one of the enabling technologies for teleoperated bevel-tip needle steering under real-time MRI guidance i.e. capability of tracking the needle with higher accuracy and bandwidth than real-time MRI. Three fibers, each with three Fiber Bragg Gratings (FBG) were embedded into a 0.6 mm inner stylet of a 20G MRI-compatible biopsy needle. The axial force caused by the bevel-tip was considered in the analysis using beam-column theory. Since the insertion depth is varying, the minimum number of sensors and their optimal locations in the fibers were determined such that the tip position error estimation is below 0.5 mm for all insertion depths. A practical and accurate calibration method for the apparatus is presented. The instrumented needle was fabricated to fit in the needle driver unit of a MRI-compatible needle steering robot. The tracking apparatus was calibrated, including compensation for temperature changes in tissue during insertion. Experimental results showed needle tip tracking error below 0.5 mm at different insertion depths. Real-time 3D shape of the needle was visualized in 3D Slicer yielding navigation of the needle in real-time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
Pages469-476
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 26th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems: New Horizon, IROS 2013 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Nov 3 2013Nov 8 2013

Other

Other2013 26th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems: New Horizon, IROS 2013
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period11/3/1311/8/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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