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1. (WO2018054796) VISUALIZATION OF AN IMAGE OBJECT RELATING TO AN INSTRUMENT IN AN EXTRACORPOREAL IMAGE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/054796    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/073379
Publication Date: Fri Mar 30 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Sep 19 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A61B 5/00
A61B 6/00
A61B 6/12
A61B 8/00
A61B 8/08
Applicants: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
Inventors: HARKS, Godefridus, Antonius
NIJHOF, Niels
Title: VISUALIZATION OF AN IMAGE OBJECT RELATING TO AN INSTRUMENT IN AN EXTRACORPOREAL IMAGE
Abstract:
The invention relates to an apparatus and a system for visualizing an image object relating to an instrument (3), particularly a medical instrument, in an extracorporeal image. The image object may comprise a representation of the instrument (3) or an intracorporeal image (40) acquired using the instrument (3). The system comprises an extracorporeal image acquisition device (1) for acquiring extracorporeal images with respect to an extracorporeal image frame and a tracking arrangement (2) for tracking the instrument (3) independent of the extracorporeal images with respect to a tracking frame. Further, the invention relates to a method carried out in the system.