Implementation of an automatic scanning and detection algorithm for the carotid artery by an assisted-robotic measurement system

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

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we present a robotic system which automatically searches and detects the longitudinal section of the carotid artery using a conventional medical ultrasound diagnostic system. In order to obtain a clear image of the carotid artery ready for medical diagnosis, the authors developed real-time image processing algorithms to detect the carotid artery and tissue layers of its walls in the B-mode ultrasound images. Sequential patterns of the ultrasound probe trajectory for scanning the surface of the neck and searching the carotid, were implemented and tested on the Waseda-Tokyo Women's Medical-Aloka Blood Flow Measurement Robot System No. 1 Refined II (WTA-1RII). An experiment with eleven volunteers was carried out and the results show that the system obtained clear images of the carotid artery in 91% of the trials.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIEEE/RSJ 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010 - Conference Proceedings
    Pages313-318
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2010
    Event23rd IEEE/RSJ 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
    Duration: Oct 18 2010Oct 22 2010

    Publication series

    NameIEEE/RSJ 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010 - Conference Proceedings

    Other

    Other23rd IEEE/RSJ 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010
    CountryTaiwan, Province of China
    CityTaipei
    Period10/18/1010/22/10

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Control and Systems Engineering

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