Aims and objectives
Evaluation of the feasibility of new Ultrasound (US) Bi-dimensional navigation technology in Breast application.
ex vivo and in vivo tests were performed.
Methods and materials
8 female patients,
in two different sites (Ospedale Valduce,
Italy; Istituto Clinico S.
Italy) underwent Mammography (5 patients),
Breast MRI (2 patients),
Breast MRI (1 patient) and US examination of breast and axilla (all the patients),
using a novel electromagnetically tracked technology for 2D Navigation,
that combines real-time US with pre-acquired DICOM images (BodyMap,
BodyMap technology was used to show the real-time position of the US probe with respect to any reference image tested: Mammography (axial and sagittal...
The registration phase was performed selecting some easy to be recognized natural skin markers on the reference image and on the patient body ( such as nipple,
An average of 7 reference points was used in order to perform the registration between the real-time US and the reference image for 2D navigation.
The pointing and selection of the reference points was done directly with the US probe,
using the center of the array as pointer.
The same was done on the phantom...
2D Navigation of the breast and axilla area using BodyMap technology system with a reference image as Mammography,
Bodymark is feasible and it could be integrated in everyday clinical practice.
The BodyMap tool was able to properly manage scanned area distortions (both regarding simple – lateral compression – and complex – lateral enlargement and axial compression).
This capability was ensured by the adaptability of the navigation algorithm,
enabled by the proper marker definition to extrapolate organ deformation.
Major compressions during acquisition of mammograms had...
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Stefano De Beni,
Maria Marcella Laganà,
35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS Osaka,
3 - 7 July,
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ePOS ECR 2014,