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dc.creatorRosas Trigueros Jorge Luisen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-07T23:18:05Z
dc.date.available2012-06-07T23:18:05Z
dc.date.created2002en_US
dc.date.issued2002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2002-THESIS-R67en_US
dc.descriptionDue to the character of the original source materials and the nature of batch digitization, quality control issues may be present in this document. Please report any quality issues you encounter to digital@library.tamu.edu, referencing the URI of the item.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 79-83).en_US
dc.descriptionIssued also on microfiche from Lange Micrographics.en_US
dc.description.abstractMRI guidance of surgical and diagnostic tools is a topic of active research. This thesis describes a system developed in a collaborative effort between BioTex, the MD Anderson Cancer Center and Texas A&M to monitor the position and orientation of a straight, rigid interventional device. In minimally invasive thermal ablation procedures, tracking is needed to determine the position and orientation of the device outside the brain for insertion, locate and orient a catheter tip inside the brain, detect movement of an optical fiber placed inside the brain for laser based thermal therapy, and detect patient movement. The position tracking is based on the detection of one or two fiducial coils (gradient localization). Using two fiducial coils, experiments show successful tracking of the position of the device with a MSE of 0.202mm and with an update speed presently set to 1.5s. The developments have been made using National Instruments' (Austin, Texas) LabVIEW and PCI-6034E DAQ Board. The MR system consists of a 4.7 T/33 cm bore superconducting magnet and an Omega MRI system.en_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M Universityen_US
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries in 2008. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en_US
dc.subjectelectrical engineering.en_US
dc.subjectMajor electrical engineering.en_US
dc.titleA system for catheter tracking using magnetic resonanceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineelectrical engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.type.genrethesis
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