Virtual Bronchoscopy (VB) is a non-invasive exploration tool for intervention planning and navigation of possible pulmonary lesions (PLs). A VB software involves the location of a PL and the calculation of a route, starting from the trachea, to reach it. The selection of a VB software might be a complex process, and there is no consensus in the community of medical software developers in which is the best-suited system to use or framework to choose.
We present BronchoX (Bronchoscopy EXploration), a VB software to plan biopsy interventions that generate physician-readable instructions to reach the pulmonary lesions. Our solution is open-source, multiplatform and extensible for future functionalities, designed by our multidisciplinary research and development group.
BronchoX contains two main modules, the Planner module and the Intervention Module. The planner allows clinicians to browse the CT data, obtain a 3D reconstruction of the airway tree and plan the best path to reach the lesion. The planner provides different visualization tools that simulates a virtual navegation trough the respiratory tract. Finally, the Intervention module use the planner data to provide simple and clear instructions during operation time.
Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, Hospital de Bellvitge
Fundació La Marató de TV3, TIN2012-33116, 2014PROD00065, DPI2015-65286-R. The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 712949 (TECNIOspring PLUS) and from the Agency for Business Competitiveness of the Government of Catalonia.