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 Jan 1

    Publication series

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

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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