We are currently developing a system for endoscopic lung biopsy which
would allow access to peripheral nodules using electromagnetic steering
by means of external coils. The goal of the project is to steer a
catheter inside the lung using an electromagnetic field (provided by 3
electromagnetic coils) and to couple this electromagnetic navigation
system with real-time image registration so that the physician can see a
3D reconstruction of where he is in the airway by means of a virtual
endoscopy system (registered to a prior CT).