Robotic ultrasound-guided side joint insertion.
Int J Comput Help Radiol Surg. 2018 Apr 18;:
Authors: Esteban J, Simson W, Requena Witzig S, Rienmüller A, Virga S, Frisch B, Zettinig O, Sakara D, Ryang YM, Navab N, Hennersperger C
PURPOSE: Aspect joint insertion is a standard remedy of continual ache within the again and backbone. This process is commonly carried out underneath fluoroscopic steerage, the place the employees’s repetitive radiation publicity stays an unsolved downside. Robotic ultrasound (rUS) has the potential to scale back and even remove using radiation through the use of ultrasound with a robotic-guided needle insertion. This work presents first scientific knowledge of rUS-based needle insertions extending earlier work of our group.
METHODS: Our system implements an computerized US acquisition protocol mixed with a calibrated needle focusing on system. This method assists the doctor by positioning the needle holder on a trajectory chosen in a 3D US quantity of the backbone.
RESULTS: By the point of submission, 9 sides had been handled with our method as first knowledge from an ongoing scientific research. The insertion success price was proven to be similar to present scientific observe. Moreover, US imaging affords further anatomical context for needle trajectory planning.
CONCLUSION: This work exhibits first scientific knowledge for robotic ultrasound-assisted side joint insertion as a promising resolution that may simply be included into the scientific workflow. Offered outcomes present the scientific worth of such a system.
PMID: 29671200 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]