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1. (WO2019067548) SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ABLATION VISUALIZATION
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WHAT IS CLAIMED IS:

1. A system for ablation visualization, the system comprising:

a display device; and

a computing device communicatively coupled to the display device, the computing device including a processor and a memory storing instructions which, when executed by the processor, cause the computing device to:

receive an indication of a location within a patient;

access CT image data associated with the patient, the CT image data including image data for the location within the patient;

receive an orientation of an ablation probe having a central axis;

generate, based on the CT image data, at least two images of at least two mutually orthogonal views of an anatomy of the patient encompassing the location within the patient, the at least two images including a probe-axial view of the anatomy of the patient, wherein the probe-axial view is orthogonal to the central axis; and

communicate the at least two images to the display device for display on the display device.

2. The system of claim 1, wherein in generating at least two images of at least two mutually orthogonal views of the anatomy of the patient, the instructions, when executed by the processor, further cause the computing device to:

generate, based on the CT image data, an image of a probe-sagittal view of the anatomy of the patient encompassing the location within the patient; and

generate, based on the CT image data, an image of a probe-coronal view of the anatomy of the patient encompassing the location within the patient,

wherein the probe-axial view, the probe- sagittal view, and the probe-coronal view are mutually orthogonal.

3. The system of claim 2, wherein the instructions, when executed by the processor, further cause the computing device to:

generate a composite image including the probe-axial view, the probe-sagittal view, and the probe-coronal view; and

communicate the composite image to the display device for display on the display device.

4. The system of claim 2, wherein:

generating the at least two images including a probe-axial view of the anatomy of the patient includes generating the image of the probe-axial view to include a depiction of the ablation probe with the orientation and positioned at the location within the patient;

generating the image of the probe-sagittal view of the anatomy of the patient includes generating the image of the probe-sagittal view to include a depiction of the ablation probe with the orientation and positioned at the location within the patient, and

generating the image of the probe-coronal view of the anatomy of the patient includes generating the image of the probe-coronal view to include a depiction of the ablation probe with the orientation and positioned at the location within the patient.

5. The system of claim 2, wherein the instructions, when executed by the processor, further cause the computing device to generate, based on the CT image data, a three-dimensional depiction of the anatomy of the patient encompassing the location within the patient.

6. The system of claim 5, wherein generating the three-dimensional depiction of the anatomy of the patient includes generating the three-dimensional depiction to include a depiction of the ablation probe with the orientation and positioned at the location within the patient.

7. The system of claim 5, wherein the instructions, when executed by the processor, further cause the computing device to present to a user a choice to select at least one of the probe-axial view, the probe-sagittal view, the probe-coronal view, or the three-dimensional depiction, for display on the display device.

8. The system of claim 5, wherein generating the three-dimensional depiction of the anatomy of the patient includes generating a depiction of the anatomy of the patient within a cubical space.

9. The system of claim 8, wherein the instructions, when executed by the processor, further cause the computing device to present to a user a choice to select at least one of the probe-axial view, the probe-sagittal view, the probe-coronal view, or the depiction of the anatomy of the patient within the cubical space, for display on the display device.

10. The system of claim 1, wherein the instructions, when executed by the processor, further cause the computing device to receive a planning operation for an ablation procedure based on the CT image data, wherein the indication of the location within the patient and the orientation of the ablation probe are received during the planning operation and are based on the CT image data.

11. The system of claim 1, wherein the planning operation includes at least one of an operation to add an ablation target or an operation to add an ablation zone.

12. The system of claim 1, further comprising the ablation probe, wherein the indication of the location within the patient and the orientation of the ablation probe are based on a real-time location and a real-time orientation of the ablation probe within the patient during a medical procedure.

13. A method for ablation visualization, the method comprising:

receiving an indication of a location within a patient;

accessing CT image data associated with the patient, the CT image data including image data for the location within the patient;

receiving an orientation of an ablation probe having a central axis;

generating, based on the CT image data, at least two images of at least two mutually orthogonal views of an anatomy of the patient encompassing the location within the patient, the at least two images including a probe-axial view of the anatomy of the patient, wherein the probe-axial view is orthogonal to the central axis; and

communicating the at least two images to a display device for display on the display device.

14. The method of claim 13, wherein generating the at least two images includes:

generating, based on the CT image data, an image of a probe- sagittal view of the anatomy of the patient encompassing the location within the patient; and

generating, based on the CT image data, an image of a probe-coronal view of the anatomy of the patient encompassing the location within the patient,

wherein the probe-axial view, the probe- sagittal view, and the probe-coronal view are mutually orthogonal.

15. The method of claim 14, further comprising:

generating a composite image including the probe-axial view, the probe-sagittal view, and the probe-coronal view; and

communicating the composite image to the display device for display on the display device.

16. The method of claim 14, further comprising generating, based on the CT image data, a three-dimensional depiction of the anatomy of the patient encompassing the location within the patient.

17. The method of claim 14, further comprising presenting to a user a choice to select at least one of the probe-axial view, the probe-sagittal view, the probe-coronal view, or the three-dimensional depiction, for display on the display device.

18. The method of claim 13, further comprising receiving a planning operation for an ablation procedure based on the CT image data, wherein the indication of the location within the patient and the orientation of the ablation probe are received during the planning operation and are based on the CT image data.

19. The method of claim 18, wherein the planning operation includes at least one of an operation to add an ablation target or an operation to add an ablation zone.

20. The method of claim 13, wherein the indication of the location within the patient and the orientation of the ablation probe are based on a real-time location and a real-time orientation of the ablation probe within the patient during a medical procedure.