Challenges in navigational strategies for flexible endoscopy

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    Abstract

    Automating flexible endoscope navigation could lead to an increase in patient safety for endoluminal therapeutic procedures. Additionally, it may decrease the costs of diagnostic flexible endoscope procedures by shortening the learning curve and increasing the efficiency of insertion. Earlier attempts at automating the navigation have, to our knowledge, not succeeded yet. We think this is mainly due to false premises about the dynamic interaction between the endoscope and the environment. In the current research, we show that an alternative approach can be used to establish camera motion with respect to the environment. Combining the knowledge of the traveled path with the knowledge of the target location shows potential of solving the navigational problems in automating flexible endoscopy.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 27th International Congress and Exhibition on Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, CARS 2013
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages199-201
    Number of pages199
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013
    Event27th International Congress and Exhibition on Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, CARS 2013 - Heidelberg, Germany
    Duration: 26 Jun 201329 Jun 2013
    Conference number: 27

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherSpringer
    NumberIssue 1 Su
    Volume8
    ISSN (Print)1861-6410

    Conference

    Conference27th International Congress and Exhibition on Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, CARS 2013
    Abbreviated titleCARS
    CountryGermany
    CityHeidelberg
    Period26/06/1329/06/13

    Keywords

    • IR-87573
    • EWI-23848
    • METIS-300095

    Cite this

    van der Stap, N., van der Heijden, F., & Broeders, I. A. M. J. (2013). Challenges in navigational strategies for flexible endoscopy. In Proceedings of the 27th International Congress and Exhibition on Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, CARS 2013 (pp. 199-201). Berlin: Springer.