Accession Number:

AD1053835

Title:

Assistive and Autonomous Breast Ultrasound Screening: Improving PPV and Reducing RSI

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 Feb 2017,31 Jan 2018

Corporate Author:

University of Rochester Rochester United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2018-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

This report details our first year of research activity on technologies that support sonographer-supervised robotic systems for breast ultrasound imaging with quantitative elastography. Major objectives achieved in this period included development of a research platform including a compliant robotic manipulator, a forcetorque sensor, a wrist-mounted ultrasound transducer, and an ultrasound scanning device. A force-velocity controller has been implemented and characterized to operate the manipulator. In parallel, ultrasound pulse sequences have been developed allowing co-registered strain and shear wave elastograms to be generated. Acoustic output parameters for these sequences have been measured, and IRB approval obtained for human subjects studies.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE