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North Carolina State University

Tracking Invasive Surgical Tools

Caption: This graphic illustrates a surgical tool in a human lung. The blue curve corresponds to what we expect the device to do. The green curve represents what would happen in a real procedure were some perturbations introduced. The red-dots represent the estimated shape based on where the new x-ray algorithm says the surgical tool actually is.

Credit: Edgar Lobaton, North Carolina State University

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