ProbeSight: Video Cameras on an Ultrasound Probe for Computer Vision of the Patient's Exterior

John Galeotti, Jihang Wang, Samantha J. Horvath, Mel Siegel, and George D. Stetten
Image Guided Therapy Workshop, October, 2011.


Abstract
Medical ultrasound typically deals with the interior of the patient, with the exterior left to that original medical imaging modality, direct human vision. For the human operator scanning the patient, the view of the external anatomy is essential for correctly locating the ultrasound probe on the body and making sense of the resulting ultrasound images in their proper anatomical context. We are now interested in giving vision to the transducer, by mounting video cameras directly onto the ultrasound probe. This could eventually lead to automated analysis of the ultrasound data within its anatomical context, as derived from an ultrasound probe with its own visual input about the patient’s exterior.

Notes
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Biomedical Image Guidance
Associated Project(s): ProbeSight

Text Reference
John Galeotti, Jihang Wang, Samantha J. Horvath, Mel Siegel, and George D. Stetten, "ProbeSight: Video Cameras on an Ultrasound Probe for Computer Vision of the Patient's Exterior," Image Guided Therapy Workshop, October, 2011.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Galeotti_2011_7418,
   author = "John Galeotti and Jihang Wang and Samantha J Horvath and Mel Siegel and George D Stetten",
   title = "ProbeSight: Video Cameras on an Ultrasound Probe for Computer Vision of the Patient's Exterior",
   booktitle = "Image Guided Therapy Workshop",
   month = "October",
   year = "2011",
   number= "CMU-RI-TR-",
}