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BronchoX : bronchoscopy exploration software for biopsy intervention planning
Ramírez, Esmitt (Centre de Visió per Computador (Bellaterra, Catalunya))
Sánchez Ramos, Carles (Centre de Visió per Computador (Bellaterra, Catalunya))
Borràs, Agnés (Centre de Visió per Computador (Bellaterra, Catalunya))
Diez-Ferrer, Marta (Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge)
Rosell, Antoni (Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge)
Gil Resina, Debora (Centre de Visió per Computador (Bellaterra, Catalunya))
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Data: 2018
Resum: Virtual bronchoscopy (VB) is a non-invasive exploration tool for intervention planning and navigation of possible pulmonary lesions (PLs). A VB software involves the location of a PL and the calculation of a route, starting from the trachea, to reach it. The selection of a VB software might be a complex process, and there is no consensus in the community of medical software developers in which is the best-suited system to use or framework to choose. The authors present Bronchoscopy Exploration (BronchoX), a VB software to plan biopsy interventions that generate physician-readable instructions to reach the PLs. The authors' solution is open source, multiplatform, and extensible for future functionalities, designed by their multidisciplinary research and development group. BronchoX is a compound of different algorithms for segmentation, visualisation, and navigation of the respiratory tract. Performed results are a focus on the test the effectiveness of their proposal as an exploration software, also to measure its accuracy as a guiding system to reach PLs. Then, 40 different virtual planning paths were created to guide physicians until distal bronchioles. These results provide a functional software for BronchoX and demonstrate how following simple instructions is possible to reach distal lesions from the trachea.
Ajuts: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad DPI2015/65286-R
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad BES2016/078042
Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca 2014/SGR-1470
Nota: Altres: ACCIO Tecniospring TECSPR17-1-0045
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Llengua: Anglès
Document: Article ; recerca ; Versió publicada
Matèria: Medical image processing ; Computerised tomography ; Pneumodynamics ; Medical computing ; Lung ; Path planning ; Image segmentation ; BronchoX ; Navigation ; PLs ; Biopsy intervention planning ; Virtual bronchoscopy ; Noninvasive exploration tool ; VB software ; Medical software developers ; Pulmonary lesions ; Bronchoscopy exploration software ; Virtual paths planning ; Trachea ; Physician readable instructions ; Segmentation ; Visualisation ; Respiratory tract ; Bronchioles
Publicat a: Healthcare Technology Letters, Vol. 5, Issue 5 (October 2018) , p. 177-182, ISSN 2053-3713

DOI: 10.1049/htl.2018.5074
PMID: 30464850


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