Dynamic ultrasound imaging of cervical spine intervertebral discs

Conference Paper

The health of the cervical spine is commonly evaluated by static X-Ray, CT or MRI images; however, they are unable to reveal its dynamic performance and functionality. Ultrasound is introduced as a non-invasive, real-time quantitative tool to assess the dynamic biomechanics and integrity of C-spine. We developed a dual ultrasound system capable of measuring C-spine kinematics and intervertebral disc deformation stereographically. To demonstrate the feasibility of using ultrasound as a diagnostic tool for evaluating C-spine functionality.the system hardware and software were validated using PMMA bone phantoms at frequencies 1-8 Hz and human cadaveric C-spine to derive the dynamic biomechanical properties of functional spinal units.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zheng, M; Masoudi, A; Buckland, D; Stemper, B; Yoganandan, N; Szabo, T; Snyder, B

Published Date

  • October 20, 2014

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 448 - 451

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1948-5727

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1948-5719

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781479970490

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/ULTSYM.2014.0111

Citation Source

  • Scopus