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1996
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Technologies for Augmented Reality Systems: Realizing Ultrasound-Guided Needle Biopsies

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Technologies for Augmented Reality Systems: Realizing Ultrasound-Guided Needle Biopsies
We present a real-time stereoscopic video-see-through augmented reality (AR) system applied to the medical procedure known as ultrasound-guided needle biopsy of the breast. The AR system was used by a physician during procedures on breast models and during non-invasive examinations of human subjects. The system merges rendered live ultrasound data and geometric elements with stereo images of the patient acquired through head-mounted video cameras and presents these merged images to the physician in a head-mounted display. The physician sees a volume visualization of the ultrasound data directly under the ultrasound probe, properly registered within the patient and with the biopsy needle. Using this system, a physician successfully guided a needle into an artificial tumor within a training phantom of a human breast. We discuss the construction of the AR system and the issues and decisions which led to the system architecture and the design of the video see-through head-mounted display....
Andrei State, Mark A. Livingston, William F. Garre
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Type Conference
Year 1996
Where SIGGRAPH
Authors Andrei State, Mark A. Livingston, William F. Garrett, Gentaro Hirota, Mary C. Whitton, Etta D. Pisano, Henry Fuchs
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