Real Time Target Tracking in a Phantom Using Ultrasonic Imaging

X. Xiao, G. Corner, Z. Huang

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    In this paper we present a real-time ultrasound image guidance method suitable for tracking the motion of tumors. A 2D ultrasound based motion tracking system was evaluated. A robot was used to control the focused ultrasound and position it at the target that has been segmented from a real-time ultrasound video. Tracking accuracy and precision were investigated using a lesion mimicking phantom. Experiments have been conducted and results show sufficient efficiency of the image guidance algorithm. This work could be developed as the foundation for combining the real time ultrasound imaging tracking and MRI thermometry monitoring non-invasive surgery.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)189-194
    Number of pages6
    JournalPhysics Procedia
    Early online date23 Apr 2015
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


    • real-time
    • robot
    • ultrasound image guiding

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Physics and Astronomy


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