Host: Moshe Safran (RSIP Vision)
Invited speaker: Dr. Ester Bonmati, senior research fellow at the Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS) at University College London (UCL), UK
With a short guest intervention by Dr. Meir Mizrahi, MD, FASGE, Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship Program Manager, Florida Center for Gastroenterology
Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) is a minimally-invasive procedure used to evaluate and treat pancreatobiliary disorders such as pancreatic cancer. EUS involves the insertion of a flexible endoscope into the stomach via the mouth to get detailed ultrasound images and requires advanced skills in both endoscopy and ultrasound image interpretation.
In this talk, Dr. Bonmati presents her research on a computer-assisted navigation system for guiding EUS interventions. In particular, she presents an accuracy study for real-time 3D probe tracking, a new framework for initializing computer-assisted EUS navigation, and her prototype navigation system. Dr. Bonmati also introduces some challenges that their team needs to overcome in the future, especially when using ultrasound and artificial intelligence.