Ultrasound-guided ablation system for laparoscopic liver surgery

Philip Bao, Tuhin K. Sinha, Chun Cheng R. Chen, John R. Warmath, Robert L. Galloway, Alan J. Herline

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This work describes the design and implementation of a system for liver tumor ablation guided by ultrasound. Features of the system include spatially registered ultrasound visualization, ultrasound volume reconstruction, and interactive targeting. Early results with phantom experiments indicate a targeting accuracy of 5-10mm. The system serves as a foundation for further clinical studies and applications of image-guided therapy to liver procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number23
Pages (from-to)208-215
Number of pages8
JournalProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
Issue numberI
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventMedical Imaging 2005 - Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Display - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 13 2005Feb 15 2005


  • Ablation
  • Image-guided
  • Liver
  • Surgery
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Biomaterials


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