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Title: Feasibility of Robotic Ultrasound Palpation 14. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Computer- und Roboterassistierte Chirurgie, September 17-19, 2015
Written by: B. Hollmach, K. Schulz, S. Soltau, T. Saathoff, A. Schlaefer
in: September 2015
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on pages: 125--129
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Address: Bremen, Germany
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Abstract: Ultrasound elastography presents an interesting method for measuring differences in tissue stiffness inside a patient. Conventionally, palpation plays an important role in the examination of lesions. However, elastography measurements are typically displayed as images, i.e., the haptic feedback is lost. We describe a system to realize robotic ultrasound elastography and haptic feedback of differences in tissue stiffness. We also report results for initial phantom experiments which indicate that robotic ultrasound palpation is feasible