We are using video cameras to give vision to the ultrasound transducer. 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. We are exploring both probe-mounted cameras, as well as optically-tracked stand-alone cameras which could view a larger portion of the patient’s exterior.
Master's Thesis, Tech. Report, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, May, 2012
Jihang Wang, Samantha J. Horvath, George D. Stetten, Mel Siegel and John Galeotti
Journal Article, SPIE Medical Imaging, February, 2012
John Galeotti, Jihang Wang, Samantha J. Horvath, Mel Siegel and George D. Stetten
Workshop Paper, Image Guided Therapy Workshop, October, 2011