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An apparatus for real-time tracking of a catheter guide wire in a patient undergoing an interventional radiological procedure includes an image processing unit for processing digitized fluoroscopic images from a fluoroscope image output. The image processor utilizes a novel algorithm for locating the image of a catheter in the fluoroscopic image. The image processor creates a two-dimensional model of the catheter for dynamic display on an operating room live image video monitor.

Title
Method and apparatus for real-time tracking of catheter guide wires in fluoroscopic images during interventional radiological procedures
Application Number
7/800377
Publication Number
5289373
Application Date
November 29, 1991
Publication Date
February 22, 1994
Inventor
Nelson R Corby Jr
Scotia
NY, US
Jonathan A Zarge
Woburn
MA, US
Agent
Paul R Webb II
Assignee
General Electric Company
NY, US
IPC
G06F 15/00
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