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SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOCATING HORIZONTAL POSITION OF A TARGET IN A TREATMENT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246244D
Publication Date: 2016-May-19

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Abstract

A system and method for locating the position of a target in a patient during treatment is disclosed. The system is configured to draw horizontal scale markers on the top of the acquired image and on the side of the probe. The user selects the target such as a point or an area on the image. The system is configured to mark the selected target on the horizontal scale on the image. The user finds the positions corresponding to the marked points on the horizontal scale on the side of the probe. When the user moves the probe horizontally to align the target and center line of the probe, the system tracks the selected point or area using cross-correlation algorithm. The system then indicates the changed position of the target on the probe. The system and method provide accurate position information of a target for biopsy, operation, or training purposes.