Hasnine Haque1, 2, Shigehiro Morikawa3, Shigeyuki Naka2, Hiroyuki Murayama2, Tohru Tani2, Tetsuji Tsukamoto4
1Research & Development , GEHC, Hino, Tokyo, Japan; 2Department of Surgery, Shiga University of Medical Science, Ohtsu, Shiga, Japan; 3Biomedical MR Science Center, Shiga University of Medical Science, Ohtsu, Shiga, Japan; 4Research & Development, GEHC, Hino, Tokyo, Japan
An endoscope has been used to perform procedures with a laparoscope or thoracoscope in conventional operating rooms. One of the problems linked to endoscopic surgery is its narrow field of view and an inability to view the clinical target beneath the surface. Therefore, we propose an integrated environment where surgery can be performed with MR-compatible flexible endoscope in a closed bore MR scanner, and have developed a visualization system to navigate the endoscope by continuously-acquired near real-time MR images. In this paper, preliminary results of animal experiment will be presented.