An open electromagnetic tracking framework applied to targeted liver tumour ablation

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dc.contributor.author Hinds, Stephen
dc.contributor.author Jaeger, Herman Alexander
dc.contributor.author Burke, Richard
dc.contributor.author O'Sullivan, Brodie
dc.contributor.author Keane, Joseph
dc.contributor.author Trauzettel, Fabian
dc.contributor.author Marques, Bruno
dc.contributor.author Cotin, Stéphane
dc.contributor.author Bird, Brian
dc.contributor.author Leira, Håkon Olav
dc.contributor.author Hofstad, Erlend Fagertun
dc.contributor.author Solberg, Ole Vegard
dc.contributor.author Langø, Thomas
dc.contributor.author Cantillon-Murphy, Pádraig
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-15T08:54:19Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-15T08:54:19Z
dc.date.issued 2019-04-27
dc.identifier.citation Hinds, S., Jaeger, H. A., Burke, R., O’Sullivan, B., Keane, J., Trauzettel, F., Marques, B., Cotin, S., Bird, B., Leira, H. O., Hofstad, E. F., Vegard Solberg, O. V., Langø, T. and Cantillon-Murphy, P. (2019) ‘An open electromagnetic tracking framework applied to targeted liver tumour ablation’, International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery. doi: 10.1007/s11548-019-01983-5 en
dc.identifier.issn 1861-6429
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7911
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s11548-019-01983-5 en
dc.description.abstract Purpose: Electromagnetic tracking is a core platform technology in the navigation and visualisation of image-guided procedures. The technology provides high tracking accuracy in non-line-of-sight environments, allowing instrument navigation in locations where optical tracking is not feasible. EMT can be beneficial in applications such as percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of hepatic lesions where the needle tip may be obscured due to difficult liver environments (e.g subcutaneous fat or ablation artefacts). Advances in the field of EMT include novel methods of improving tracking system accuracy, precision and error compensation capabilities, though such system-level improvements cannot be readily incorporated in current therapy applications due to the ‘blackbox’ nature of commercial tracking solving algorithms. Methods: This paper defines a software framework to allow novel EMT designs, and improvements become part of the global design process for image-guided interventions. An exemplary framework is implemented in the Python programming language and demonstrated with the open-source Anser EMT system. The framework is applied in the preclinical setting though targeted liver ablation therapy on an animal model. Results: The developed framework was tested with the Anser EMT electromagnetic tracking platform. Liver tumour targeting was performed using the tracking framework with the CustusX navigation platform using commercially available electromagnetically tracked needles. Ablation of two tumours was performed with a commercially available ablation system. Necropsy of the tumours indicated ablations within 5 mm of the tumours. Conclusions: An open-source framework for electromagnetic tracking was presented and effectively demonstrated in the preclinical setting. We believe that this framework provides a structure for future advancement in EMT system in and customised instrument design. en
dc.description.sponsorship Science Foundation Ireland (17/TIDA/4897) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Springer Nature Switzerland AG en
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1007/s11548-019-01983-5
dc.rights © 2019, Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery. This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery. The final authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11548-019-01983-5 en
dc.subject Surgical navigation en
dc.subject Image-guided intervention en
dc.subject Electromagnetic tracking en
dc.title An open electromagnetic tracking framework applied to targeted liver tumour ablation en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Alexander Herman Jaeger, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: alexander.jaeger@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2020-04-27
dc.date.updated 2019-05-15T08:32:47Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress alexander.jaeger@ucc.ie en
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