Magnified real-time Tomographic reflection

George Stetten, Vikram Chib

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

10 Scopus citations


Real Time Tomographic Reflection (RTTR) permits in situ visualization of ultrasound images so that direct hand-eye coordination can be employed during invasive procedures. The method merges the visual outer surface of a patient with a simultaneous ultrasound scan of the patient's interior. It combines a flat-panel monitor with a half-silvered mirror such that the image on the monitor is reflected precisely into the proper location within the patient. The ultrasound image is superimposed in real time on the patient merging with the operator's hands and any invasive tools in the field of view. We aim to extend this method to remote procedures at different scales, in particular to realtime in vivo tomographic microscopic imaging modalities such as optical coherence tomography (OCT) and ultrasound backscatter microscopy (USB). This paper reports our first working prototype using a mechanically linked system to magnify ultrasound-guided manipulation by a factor of four.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2001 - 4th International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsWiro J. Niessen, Max A. Viergever
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)3540426973, 9783540454687
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2001 - Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: Oct 14 2001Oct 17 2001

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other4th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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