Screening of the gastrointestinal tract is imperative for the detection and treatment of physiological and pathological disorders in humans. Ingestible devices (e.g., magnetic capsule endoscopes) represent an alternative to conventional flexible endoscopy for reducing the invasiveness of the procedure and the related patient's discomforts. However, to properly design localization and navigation strategies for capsule endoscopes, the knowledge of anatomical features is paramount. Therefore, authors developed a semi-automatic software for measuring the distance between the small bowel and the closest human external body surface, using CT colonography images. In this study, volumetric datasets of 30 patients were processed by gastrointestinal endoscopists with the dedicated custom-made software and results showed an average distance of 79.29 ± 23.85 mm.

Small bowel to closest human body surface distance calculation through a custom-made software using CT-based datasets

Chiurazzi, Marcello;Damone, Angelo;Finocchiaro, Martina;Ciuti, Gastone
2021

Abstract

Screening of the gastrointestinal tract is imperative for the detection and treatment of physiological and pathological disorders in humans. Ingestible devices (e.g., magnetic capsule endoscopes) represent an alternative to conventional flexible endoscopy for reducing the invasiveness of the procedure and the related patient's discomforts. However, to properly design localization and navigation strategies for capsule endoscopes, the knowledge of anatomical features is paramount. Therefore, authors developed a semi-automatic software for measuring the distance between the small bowel and the closest human external body surface, using CT colonography images. In this study, volumetric datasets of 30 patients were processed by gastrointestinal endoscopists with the dedicated custom-made software and results showed an average distance of 79.29 ± 23.85 mm.
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