Abstract: Fiber Optical Shape Sensing of Flexible Instruments

Sonja Jäckle*, Tim Eixmann, Hinnerk Schulz-Hildebrandt, Gereon Hüttmann, Torben Pätz

*Corresponding author for this work


For minimal invasive procedures like endovascular aortic repair procedures the instruments are navigated with 2D fluoroscopy imaging and digital subtraction angiography, which have several disadvantages. Optical fibers with fiber Bragg gratings (FBG), which allow to sense local strain respectively local curvature and bending angles, can be used for the guidance of medical tools to reduce the X-ray exposure and the used contrast agent. However, FBG-based shape sensing of flexible and long instruments is challenging and the computation includes many steps.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBildverarbeitung für die Medizin 2020
EditorsThomas Tolxdorff, Thomas M. Deserno, Heinz Handels, Andreas Maier, Klaus H. Maier-Hein, Christoph Palm
Number of pages1
PublisherSpringer Vieweg, Wiesbaden
Publication date12.02.2020
ISBN (Print)978-3-658-29266-9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-658-29267-6
Publication statusPublished - 12.02.2020
EventBildverarbeitung für die Medizin 2020 - International workshop on Algorithmen - Systeme - Anwendungen
- Berlin, Germany
Duration: 15.03.202017.03.2020
Conference number: 237969


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