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Fully Automatic Endoscope Calibration for Intraoperative Use

Christian Wengert, Mireille Reeff, Philippe C. Cattin, Gabor Székely
Bildverarbeitung für die Medizin
Hamburg, March 2006


As of today endoscopes have been only used as a keyhole to look inside the human body. Our goal is to enhance the endoscope to a full imaging device providing better quantitative and qualitative data. Possible applications for such an enhanced endoscope are referencing, navigation and 3D visualization during endoscopic surgery. To obtain accurate results, a reliable and fully automatic calibration method for the endoscopic camera has been developed which can be used within the operating room (OR). Special care has been taken to ensure robustness against inevitable distortions and inhomogeneous illumination.

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  author = {Christian Wengert and Mireille Reeff and Philippe C. Cattin and Gabor Székely},
  title = {Fully Automatic Endoscope Calibration for Intraoperative Use},
  booktitle = {Bildverarbeitung für die Medizin},
  year = {2006},
  month = {March},
  pages = {419-23},
  publisher = {Springer-Verlag},
  keywords = {Camera calibration, endoscope}