An integrated system for real-time image guided cardiac catheter ablation

M. E. Rettmann, D. R. Holmes, Y. Su, B. M. Cameron, J. J. Camp, D. L. Packer, R. A. Robb

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Abstract

Minimally invasive cardiac catheter ablation procedures require effective visualization of the relevant heart anatomy and electrophysiology (EP). In a typical ablation procedure, the visualization tools available to the cardiologist include bi-plane fluoroscopy, real-time ultrasound, and a coarse 3D model which gives a rough representation of cardiac anatomy and electrical activity. Recently, there has been increased interest in incorporating detailed, patient specific anatomical data into the cardiac ablation procedure. We are currently developing a prototype system which both integrates a patient specific, preoperative data model into the procedure as well as fuses the various visualization modalities (i.e. fluoroscopy, ultrasound, EP) into a single display. In this paper, we focus on two aspects of the prototype system. First, we describe the framework for integrating the various system components, including an efficient communication protocol. Second, using a simple two-chamber phantom of the heart, we demonstrate the ability to integrate preoperative data into the ablation procedure. This involves the registration and visualization of tracked catheter points within the cardiac chambers of the preoperative model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 14 - Accelerating Change in Healthcare
Subtitle of host publicationNext Medical Toolkit, MMVR 2006
PublisherIOS Press
Pages455-460
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1586035835, 9781586035839
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
EventMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 14 - Accelerating Change in Healthcare: Next Medical Toolkit, MMVR 2006 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 24 2006Jan 27 2006

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume119
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

OtherMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 14 - Accelerating Change in Healthcare: Next Medical Toolkit, MMVR 2006
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA
Period1/24/061/27/06

Keywords

  • Cardiac ablation
  • EP mapping
  • Electrophysiologic mapping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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    Rettmann, M. E., Holmes, D. R., Su, Y., Cameron, B. M., Camp, J. J., Packer, D. L., & Robb, R. A. (2006). An integrated system for real-time image guided cardiac catheter ablation. In Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 14 - Accelerating Change in Healthcare: Next Medical Toolkit, MMVR 2006 (pp. 455-460). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 119). IOS Press.