Robotic 3D position control of therapeutic ultrasonic field by ultrasound image information

Sachie Irisawa, Shinya Onogi, Kohji Masuda

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Abstract

Ultrasound is widely applied to clinical purpose of not only diagnosis but also therapy. Also, ultrasound has a potential to be applied for targeted drug delivery with microbubble as a carrier in blood vessel. These techniques require accurate position control of therapeutic ultrasound field based on ultrasound image information. Therefore, we propose a robotic system to control a position of an ultrasound transducer for therapy based on ultrasound image information. The system consists of an imaging probe, a robot with the therapeutic transducer, an optical tracking device to integrate the coordinates and positioning software. The system enables the transducer follows to an imaging probe based on a therapeutic plan. In this study, positioning and following control accuracies were evaluated. The results demonstrate the system has a potential for targeting the transducer based on intra-operative planning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th 2012 Biomedical Engineering International Conference, BMEiCON 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2012
Event5th 2012 Biomedical Engineering International Conference, BMEiCON 2012 - Muang, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
Duration: Dec 5 2012Dec 7 2012

Publication series

Name5th 2012 Biomedical Engineering International Conference, BMEiCON 2012

Other

Other5th 2012 Biomedical Engineering International Conference, BMEiCON 2012
CountryThailand
CityMuang, Ubon Ratchathani
Period12/5/1212/7/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering

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    Irisawa, S., Onogi, S., & Masuda, K. (2012). Robotic 3D position control of therapeutic ultrasonic field by ultrasound image information. In 5th 2012 Biomedical Engineering International Conference, BMEiCON 2012 [6465459] (5th 2012 Biomedical Engineering International Conference, BMEiCON 2012). https://doi.org/10.1109/BMEiCon.2012.6465459