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dc.contributor.authorBrost, Alexander B.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBourier, Felixen_US
dc.contributor.authorKleinoeder, Andreasen_US
dc.contributor.authorRaab, Jensen_US
dc.contributor.authorKoch, Martinen_US
dc.contributor.authorStamminger, Marcen_US
dc.contributor.authorHornegger, Joachimen_US
dc.contributor.authorStrobel, Norberten_US
dc.contributor.authorKurzidim, Klausen_US
dc.contributor.editorPeter Eisert and Joachim Hornegger and Konrad Polthieren_US
dc.description.abstractThe planning of cryo-balloon ablations for treatment of atrial fibrillation is a crucial task for a physician as he has to determine which size of the balloon catheter is required for isolation at each pulmonary vein. Today, the diameter of the pulmonary vein's ostium is measured in a pre-operative data set to determine which type of catheter is most appropriate. We present a novel tool that visualizes a cryo-balloon catheter model within a 3-D model representing a segmented left atrium. Using this approach, physicians are able to better assess the catheter fit. So far, measurement of the pulmonary vein diameters have been performed by evaluation of 2-D slices taken from pre-operative data sets. The first feedback obtained by physicians was very encouraging as this tool offers better insights for balloon catheter ablation procedures.en_US
dc.publisherThe Eurographics Associationen_US
dc.subjectI.3.7 [Computer Graphics]en_US
dc.subjectThree Dimensional Graphics and Realismen_US
dc.subjectVirtual Realityen_US
dc.titleAFiT - Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Planning Toolen_US
dc.description.seriesinformationVision, Modeling, and Visualization (2011)en_US

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