Introduction and Acknowledgements
NOTE: SliceTracker documentation is located here: https://slicerprostate.gitbooks.io/slicetracker
Slicetracker is a 3D Slicer extension for tracking prostate motion during MR-guided prostate biopsies. It implements registration of the pre-procedural to intra-procedural images, which aims to improve reliability of biopsy target re-identification.
Furthermore, a so called z-Frame registration module is included for correlating the patient and 3D Slicers coordinate system. For guidance of the needle a template grid with 15x14 holes is placed in front of the z-Frame. The optimal hole is computed for inserting the needle and obtaining the tissue sample.
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Information for Developers
- Source code on github: https://github.com/SlicerProstate/SliceTracker