Phys Med Biol 2021 01 14;66(2):025001. Epub 2021 Jan 14.
Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics Department, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (SBMU), Tehran, Iran. Research Centre of Biomedical Technology and Robotics (RCBTR), Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Electromagnetic-based navigation bronchoscopy requires accurate and robust estimation of the bronchoscope position inside the bronchial tree. However, respiratory motion, coughing, patient movement, and airway deformation inflicted by bronchoscope significantly hinder the accuracy of intraoperative bronchoscopic localization. In this study, a real-time and automatic registration procedure was proposed to superimpose the current location of the bronchoscope to corresponding locations on a centerline extracted from bronchial computed tomography (CT) images. Read More