Refining the sonic flashlight for interventional procedures

Wilson Chang, N. Amesur, M. Horowitz, and George D. Stetten
IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, May, 2004.


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Abstract
Ultrasound (US) is often used in interventional procedures such as accessing blood vessels, performing biopsies, and placing drains. The Sonic Flashlight (SF) is a handheld device that uses a mirror to reflect a real-time US image into the body, making that body part appear translucent. The latest generation handheld SF has been improved to the point where it can be applied to procedures involving fine structures such as vasculature and small tumors. We have dramatically decreased the size, weight, and display lag-time, while increasing resolution. With these improvements, the operator can now clearly visualize and discriminate between small structures. We believe that this version of the SF is ready for clinical trials.

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Vision and Autonomous Systems Center and Quality of Life Technology Center
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Human-Robot Interaction Group
Associated Project(s): Sonic FlashlightTM
Number of pages: 5

Text Reference
Wilson Chang, N. Amesur, M. Horowitz, and George D. Stetten, "Refining the sonic flashlight for interventional procedures," IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, May, 2004.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Chang_2004_5270,
   author = "Wilson Chang and N. Amesur and M. Horowitz and George D Stetten",
   title = "Refining the sonic flashlight for interventional procedures",
   booktitle = "IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging",
   month = "May",
   year = "2004",
}