3-D ultrasound guidance of surgical robotics using catheter transducers: feasibility study.

Journal Article (Letter)

The goal of this study was to test the feasibility of using a real-time 3-D (RT3D) ultrasound scanner with matrix array catheter probes to guide a surgical robot. We tested the accuracy of using 3-D catheter transducers with the 3-D measurement software of the scanner to direct automatically a robot arm that touched two needle tips together within a water tank and inside a vascular graft. RMS measurement error ranged from 2.4 to 3.4 mm for two catheter designs.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Whitman, J; Fronheiser, MP; Smith, SW

Published Date

  • May 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 55 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1143 - 1145

PubMed ID

  • 18519222

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1525-8955

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0885-3010

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/tuffc.2008.766


  • eng