Radiological Navigation in Orthopaedic Surgery

C. Brack, R. Burgkart, A. Czopf, H. Götte, Michael Roth, B. Radig, A. Schweikard


We describe a system and a method for X-ray-based navigation in orthopaedic. Our method combines a X-ray camera with an infrared tracking system. The main benefits of this approach are the following: (1) High accuracy due to exact X-ray calibration with a cubic camera model. (2) Simplicity of use in clinical settings and moderate requirements in terms of workspace utilization and hardware. (3) Minimal modification requirements for clinical protocols. (4) Enhanced intra-operative image quality and reliability, achieved by avoiding the use of calibration bodies mounted to the X-ray source during treatment. (5) Substantial reduction of intra-operative computing time.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRechnergestützte Verfahren in Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie: Neue Techniken zur Informationsvermittlung --- Forschung --- Lehre --- Patientenversorgung --- Qualitätssicherung --- Internet-Adressen
EditorsJörg Jerosch, Klaus Nicol, Klaus Peikenkamp
Number of pages9
Place of PublicationHeidelberg
Publication date1999
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-63689-9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-58699-6
Publication statusPublished - 1999


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