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Image based Transesophageal Echocardiography probe tip localization

Nurullail, F. I. B. and Pahl, C. and Supriyanto, E. (2016) Image based Transesophageal Echocardiography probe tip localization. In: 4th International Conference on Instrumentation, Communications, Information Technology and Biomedical Engineering, ICICI-BME 2015, 2-3 Nov 2015, Bandung, Indonesia.

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Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) is used to visualize ultrasound heart images for diagnosis or surgery monitoring. The existing TEE is operator dependent and does not provide sufficient safety features to localize the TEE probe tip inside the human body. In order to improve safety in the usage of TEE, a novel technique for TEE probe tip localization has been developed. This technique is based on feature comparison between online TEE images retrieved from the TEE machine and an additional image database. The here presented technique includes image enhancement, segmentation, feature extraction and finally cross correlation. TEE images in a database were used as the reference for cross correlation. Test results show that the technique is able to localize the probe tip position from depth of 20 cm to 50 cm, with an accuracy of 93.2 %. This result is an approach towards the improvement of TEE safety without using additional sensors.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Image processing, SURF, template matching, transducer tip localization, transesophageal echocardiography
Subjects:Q Science > QH Natural history
Divisions:Biosciences and Medical Engineering
ID Code:73436
Deposited By: Mohd Zulaihi Zainudin
Deposited On:23 Nov 2017 09:37
Last Modified:23 Nov 2017 09:37

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