Robotic ultrasound-guided aspect 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 power ache within the again and backbone. This process is usually carried out below fluoroscopic steering, the place the employees’s repetitive radiation publicity stays an unsolved drawback. Robotic ultrasound (rUS) has the potential to cut back and even eradicate 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 strategy 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 have been handled with our strategy as first knowledge from an ongoing scientific research. The insertion success fee was proven to be corresponding to present scientific observe. Moreover, US imaging gives extra anatomical context for needle trajectory planning.
CONCLUSION: This work exhibits first scientific knowledge for robotic ultrasound-assisted aspect joint insertion as a promising answer 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]