3D Ultrasound Imaging of Scoliosis with Force-Sensitive Robotic Scanning

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Abstract

The motivation of this work is to develop a robotic system for improving the 3D ultrasound assessment of scoliosis with the Scolioscan machine. The proposed automated approach can liberate sonographers from manipulating the probe over patient's spine (this repetitive and tiring task may case them musculoskeletal complications). The robotic system has the potential to enhance the imaging quality during scanning by ensuring a good acoustic coupling between the probe and tissues. This is done by exploiting force feedback so as to regulate the applied force during the manipulation task. An experimental study is presented to validate the feasibility of the proposed robotic scanning approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 3rd IEEE International Conference on Robotic Computing, IRC 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages262-265
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538692455
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Mar 2019
Event3rd IEEE International Conference on Robotic Computing, IRC 2019 - Naples, Italy
Duration: 25 Feb 201927 Feb 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings - 3rd IEEE International Conference on Robotic Computing, IRC 2019

Conference

Conference3rd IEEE International Conference on Robotic Computing, IRC 2019
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityNaples
Period25/02/1927/02/19

Keywords

  • 3D ultrasound imaging
  • medical robotics
  • robot control
  • robotic ultrasound system
  • scoliosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Control and Optimization

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