Yuichiro Matsuoka1, Etsuko Kumamoto2, 3, Akihiro Takahashi3, Yoshinori Morita4, Hiromu Kutsumi4, Takeshi Azuma4, Kagayaki Kuroda, 15
1Foundation for Kobe International Medical Alliance, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan; 2Information Science and Technology Center, Kobe University, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan; 3Graduate School of System Informatics, Kobe University, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan; 4Kobe University School of Medicine, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan; 5School of Information Science and Technology, Tokai University, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa, Japan
An MR-endoscope system has been suggested to make an endoscopy precise by performing an MR imaging with an intraluminal RF coil and showing MR images and a scope view. It is not easy to decide proper imaging position quickly by intraluminal RF coil because of invisible coil location inside body. The way to find the proper imaging location by using a tracking system with the scope was established. The location was properly detected in about 40 seconds by calculating a centroid coordinate on the coil plane without general localization procedure. This function would be helpful in a clinical usage.