Virtual reality training system for diagnostic ultrasound

  • Kutarnia J
  • Pedersen P
  • Yuan C
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Training is a critical yet costly aspect of effective utilization of diagnostic ultrasound, where ultrasound simulation may come to play a key role. We have developed a low-cost and adaptive interactive ultrasound training system. The cost is minimized by keeping the physical components to a minimum (sham transducer, generic scan surface and a laptop or PC), while the adaptive nature is achieved by using virtual reality concepts to scan a virtual subject, unique to each image volume, with a virtual transducer. The position and orientation of the virtual transducer along with the displayed 2D image are controlled by the movement of the sham transducer on the scan surface.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Biomedical imaging
  • Humans
  • PC
  • Software
  • Three dimensional displays
  • Training
  • Transducers
  • Ultrasonic imaging
  • adaptive interactive ultrasound training system
  • biomedical transducers
  • biomedical ultrasonics
  • diagnostic ultrasound
  • displayed 2D image
  • generic scan surface
  • image volume
  • laptop
  • medical computing
  • medical image processing
  • sham transducer
  • simulator
  • training
  • ultrasound simulation
  • virtual reality
  • virtual reality training system
  • virtual transducer

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  • J F Kutarnia

  • P C Pedersen

  • C Yuan

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