Calibration of a Camera-Based Guidance Solution for Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery

Conference contribution
(Original article)

Publication Details

Author(s): Magaraggia J, Egli A, Kleinszig G, Graumann R, Angelopoulou E, Hornegger J
Title edited volumes: Informatik aktuell
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Publication year: 2013
Conference Proceedings Title: Bildverarbeitung für die Medizin 2013
Pages range: 27-32
ISSN: 1431-472X


In orthopedic and trauma surgery, fracture reduction usually requires the use of metallic plates and their fixation by means of screws. The employment of guidance solutions during surgical procedures has become of great importance during the last decades. Our guidance solution exploits a small video camera placed directly on the instrument, for example a drill, and a set of small markers placed around the location where the drilling needs to be performed. A calibration step is required in order to determine the relative position of the instrument tip and axis w.r.t the coordinate system of the video camera. In this paper we describe a calibration method for our guidance solution. This calibration method exploits optical markers and a calibration plate whose geometry is known. Moreover, we show how we can exploit directly the image acquired by the video camera during the calibration in order to define an error measure to estimate the accuracy of the calibration. With this method, we achieved respectively an accuracy of 0.23mm and 3.40° in the estimation of the instrument tip position and of the orientation of the instrument axis.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Angelopoulou, Elli
Lehrstuhl für Informatik 5 (Mustererkennung)
Hornegger, Joachim Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Informatik 5 (Mustererkennung)
Magaraggia, Jessica
Lehrstuhl für Informatik 5 (Mustererkennung)

External institutions
Siemens AG, Healthcare Sector

How to cite

Magaraggia, J., Egli, A., Kleinszig, G., Graumann, R., Angelopoulou, E., & Hornegger, J. (2013). Calibration of a Camera-Based Guidance Solution for Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery. In Bildverarbeitung für die Medizin 2013 (pp. 27-32). Heidelberg, Germany, DE: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Magaraggia, Jessica, et al. "Calibration of a Camera-Based Guidance Solution for Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery." Proceedings of the Bildverarbeitung für die Medizin 2013, Heidelberg, Germany Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2013. 27-32.


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