Fetoscopic panorama reconstruction: Moving from ex-vivo to in-vivo

Floris Gaisser, Suzanne H.P. Peeters, Boris Lenseigne, Pieter Jonker, D. Oepkes

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Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) is a condition that occurs in about 10% of pregnancies involving monochorionic twins. This complication can be treated with fetoscopic laser coagulation. The procedure could greatly benefit from panorama reconstruction to gain an overview of the placenta. Current state-of-the-art methods focus on panorama reconstruction in an ex-vivo setting. However, these methods fail in the in-vivo surgical setting. This paper describes the panorama reconstruction approach, the challenges posed by the in-vivo setting and the influence of these challenges on the panorama reconstruction. With experiments we show that the viewing quality is greatly reduced and that the limited motion of the fetoscope complicates and limits the precision of the image registration. We also identify the aspect necessary to shift from ex-vivo to in-vivo panorama reconstruction. Following our recommendations it should be possible to develop an approach that can be applied to TTTS surgery
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedical Image Understanding and Analysis
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 21st Annual Conference MIUA 2017
EditorsMaría Valdés Hernández, Victor González-Castro
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-60964-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-60963-8
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event21st Annual Conference on Medical Image Understanding and Analysis - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Jul 201713 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS)
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


Conference21st Annual Conference on Medical Image Understanding and Analysis
Abbreviated titleMIUA 2017
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • TTTS
  • Fetoscopy
  • Panorama reconstruction
  • In-vivo

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