Development of the ultrasound probe holding robot WTA-1RII and an automated scanning algorithm based on ultrasound image feedback

Ryu Nakadate, Jorge Solis, Atsuo Takanishi, Motoaki Sugawara, Kiyomi Niki, Eiichi Minagawa

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Abstract

In this paper, we present our research on the development of an automated medical ultrasound scanning system for the carotid artery using probe a supporting manipulator (parallel link mechanism). In particular, we detail the mechanism design of the manipulator and a real-time image processing algorithms to detect the carotid artery and tissue layer of its walls (in the B-mode of ultrasound image). Several sequential patterns of ultrasound probe trajectory were implemented in order to enable the manipulator to scan the surface of neck effectively. A set of experiments has been carried out to verify the effectiveness of the proposed system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages359-366
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameCISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures
Volume524
ISSN (Print)0254-1971
ISSN (Electronic)2309-3706

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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