|Title: Hybrid Needle Localization using Co-registered Ultrasound and OCT Imaging Workshop Proceedings: Navigation and Actuation of Flexible Instruments in Medical Application (NAFIMA, IROS workshop)|
|Written by: S.-T. Antoni and C. Otte and O. Rajput and K. Schulz and A. Schlaefer|
|in: IROS 2015 Workshop Proceedings: Navigation and Actuation of Flexible Instruments in Medical Application (NAFIMA) October 2015|
|on pages: 24-25|
|Editor: Jessica Burgner-Kahrs and Alexander Schlaefer|
|Address: Hamburg, Germany|
Abstract: The precise placement of needle during brachytherapy is very important for the course of the treatment. During this procedure, different organs must be spared, for instance the bladder. We present a setup to enhance the safe and precise placement of needles with the use of co-registered OCT and Ultrasound imaging as well as an articulated robot.