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Algorithm for one-axis receiver of magnetic positioning system

DOI 10.18127/j15604136-201805-06


Elena Gerken - Postgraduate, Platov South-Russian State Polytechnic University (NPI), 346428 Novocherkassk, Russia

Valery Grechikhin - Dr.-Ing., associate professor, Platov South-Russian State Polytechnic University (NPI), 346428 Novocherkassk, Russia


Magnetic positioning method has found a lot of application in medicine. This is because the method does not require line of sight between a generator of magnetic field and a movable receiver, which makes it possible to use the receiver inside of patient’s body. The method also has a high accuracy, speed performance, reliability and ease of implementation, which allows to accurate determine the location and orientation of the surgical instrument in three-dimensional space in real time. Currently it is an essential prerequisite for many modern medical procedures. Through the use of this method, complex inner surgical operations for the patient can become less dangerous because of reduction of possible number of errors by to constant high-precision tracing of invasive instruments. The navigation and control of a medical instrument is achieved by determine location and orientation of miniature active receivers that are moved inside of patient's body together with an invasive instrument. Magnetic positioning method is used in numerous applications within the area of biomedical engineering, such us ENT Surgery, laparoscopic surgery, thoracic surgery, simulation and surgeon performance. For example, Iustin et al. [1] developed EMT for real-time organ-positioning during radiotherapy of cancer tumors, Plotkin et al. [2] designed EMT for tracking of the human eye and used it to diagnose vestibular disorders, Seeberger R, Kane G, Hoffmann J, et al. [3 ] used EM device for navigation maxilla-facial surgery, H. Zhang et al. [4] developed EMT for abdominal interventions.

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