in collaboration with Klinikum rechts der Isar
In minimally invasive tumor resection, the desirable goal is to perform a minimal but complete removal of cancerous cells. In the last decades interventional nuclear medicine probes supported the detection of remaining tumor cells.
However, scanning the patient with an intraoperative probe and applying the treatment are not done simultaneously. The main contribution of this work is to extend the one dimensional signal of a nuclear probe to a four dimensional signal including the spatial information of the distal end of the probe. This signal can be then augmented both on video sequences or as audio output during the operation to allow the surgeon a better visualization and thus provide him/her with an intraoperative molecular imaging modality.