Panagiotis D. Ritsos

MEng PhD Essex, FHEA

Lecturer in Visualization

Immersive Environments Lab
Visualization, Data, Modelling and
Graphics (VDMG) research group,

School of Computer Science
and Electronic Engineering,

Bangor University,
Dean Street, Bangor,
Gwynedd, UK, LL57 1UT

A Haptics-enabled Simulator for Transperineal Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy

Abstract

We present the development of a transperineal prostate biopsy, with high fidelity haptic feedback. We describe our current prototype, which is using physical props and a Geomagic Touch. In addition, we discuss a method for collecting in vitro axial needle forces, for programming haptic feedback, along with implemented an forthcoming features such as a display of 2D ultrasonic images for targeting, biopsy needle bending, prostate bleeding and calcification. Our ultimate goal is to provide an affordable high-fidelity simulation by integrating contemporary off-the-shelf technology components.

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P. D. Ritsos, M. R. Edwards, I. S. Shergill, and N. W. John, “A Haptics-enabled Simulator for Transperineal Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy,” in Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine, 2015.  doi:10.2312/vcbm.20151229

Bibtex

@inproceedings{Ritsos-et-al-Poster-VCBM2015,
  booktitle = {Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine},
  editor = {B\"uhler, Katja and Linsen, Lars and John, Nigel W.},
  title = {A Haptics-enabled Simulator for Transperineal Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy},
  author = {Ritsos, Panagiotis D. and Edwards, Marc R. and Shergill, Iqbal S. and John, Nigel W.},
  year = {2015},
  month = sep,
  publisher = {The Eurographics Association},
  doi = {10.2312/vcbm.20151229}
}

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