(19)
(11)EP 2 677 505 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
26.04.2017 Bulletin 2017/17

(43)Date of publication A2:
25.12.2013 Bulletin 2013/52

(21)Application number: 13185219.6

(22)Date of filing:  09.10.2007
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
G06T 17/20(2006.01)
A61B 6/00(2006.01)
A61B 5/00(2006.01)
G06T 7/10(2017.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

(30)Priority: 09.10.2006 US 828703 P
02.10.2007 US 865951

(62)Application number of the earlier application in accordance with Art. 76 EPC:
07253991.9 / 1912174

(71)Applicant: Biosense Webster, Inc.
Diamond Bar, CA 91765 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • Trofimov, Valery
    32692 Haifa (IL)
  • Preiss, Assaf
    17906 Shimshit (IL)
  • Hayam, Gal
    36501 Tivon (IL)

(74)Representative: Carpmaels & Ransford LLP 
One Southampton Row
London WC1B 5HA
London WC1B 5HA (GB)

  


(54)Registration of images of an organ using anatomical features outside the organ


(57) A method for imaging includes receiving a first three-dimensional (3D) image of a vicinity of an organ within a body of a subject and creating a geometrical model of a tubular structure in the first 3D image in the vicinity of the organ. An invasive probe is inserted into the organ, and a second 3D image containing the organ is captured using the invasive probe. One or more points are located on a surface of the tubular structure using the invasive probe, and the second 3D image is registered with the first 3D image by matching the one or more points to the geometrical model.







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