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Thesis etd-06292022-163142


Thesis type
Tesi di dottorato di ricerca
Author
CATTARI, NADIA
URN
etd-06292022-163142
Thesis title
Integration of Augmented Reality Head-Mounted Display and 3D Ultrasound for the In Situ Visualisation of Ultrasound-Guided Interventions
Academic discipline
ING-INF/06
Course of study
SCIENZE CLINICHE E TRASLAZIONALI
Supervisors
tutor Prof. Ferrari, Mauro
relatore Prof. Ferrari, Vincenzo
Keywords
  • 3D Ultrasound
  • Augmented Reality
  • Head-Mounted Displays
  • High-precision Manual Tasks
  • In-depth Guidance
Graduation session start date
07/07/2022
Availability
Withheld
Release date
07/07/2092
Summary
This thesis proposes the integration between a 3D ultrasound imaging system and a wearable augmented reality video see-through head-mounted display with an associated platform. The idea is to use the integrated system as guidance during in-depth high-precision manual tasks, such as targeting interventions (namely, biopsies, dissections, etc.). The integrated system can show the 3D model of the target (derived from the volumetric ultrasound acquisition), along with the additive virtual graphical aid specifically designed to suit the procedure to be guided, both superimposed and registered over the patient’s anatomy. The aim is to exploit the virtual guidance to improve performance accuracy.
The proposed integrated system has the potential to be used as a navigation system for the guidance of ultrasound-guided interventions. Moreover, due to its ability in simplifying the anatomical three-dimensional understanding and spatial coordination and orientation of inexperienced users, it could profitably be used as a learning and training tool for new operators approaching this discipline.
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