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Abstract #4324

MR-Guidance Method for Needle Procedures Using a Dedicated Interventional MRI Suite and Device-Independent Active Tracking Markers

Peter Koken1, Daniel Wirtz1, Ronald Holthuizen2, Steffen Weiss1, Sascha Krueger1

1Philips Research Laboratories, Hamburg, Germany; 2Philips Healthcare, Best, Netherlands

In this work, we propose small active but device independent MR markers in combination with a dedicated prototype platform for MR interventions. This setup could allow for fast procedures using already commercially available needle devices. Basic feasibility of the new combination was shown in a phantom experiment.