Single-element needle-based ultrasound imaging of the spine: An in vivo feasibility study

Haichong K. Zhang, Younsu Kim, Abhay R Moghekar, Nicholas J. Durr, Emad Boctor

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Abstract

Spinal interventional procedures, such as lumbar puncture, require insertion of an epidural needle through the spine without touching the surrounding bone structures. To minimize the number of insertion trials and navigate to a desired target, an image-guidance technique is necessary. We developed a single-element needle-based ultrasound system that is composed of a needle-shaped ultrasound transducer that reconstructs B-mode images from lateral movement with synthetic aperture focusing. The objective of this study is to test the feasibility of needle-based single-element ultrasound imaging on spine in vivo. Experimental validation was performed on a metal wire phantom, ex vivo porcine bone in both water tank and porcine tissue, and spine on living swine model. The needle-based ultrasound system could visualize the structure, although reverberation and multiple reflections associated with the needle shaft were observed. These results show the potential of the system to be used for in vivo environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSimulation, Image Processing, and Ultrasound Systems for Assisted Diagnosis and Navigation - International Workshops, POCUS 2018, BIVPCS 2018, CuRIOUS 2018, and CPM 2018, Held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2018, Proceedings
EditorsStephen Aylward, Amber Simpson, Lena Maier-Hein, Anne Martel, Matthieu Chabanas, João Manuel Tavares, Ingerid Reinertsen, Zeike Taylor, Yiming Xiao, Keyvan Farahani, Danail Stoyanov, Shuo Li, Hassan Rivaz
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages82-89
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783030010447
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018
EventInternational Workshop on Point-of-Care Ultrasound, POCUS 2018, the International Workshop on Bio-Imaging and Visualization for Patient-Customized Simulations, BIVPCS 2017, the International Workshop on Correction of Brainshift with Intra-Operative Ultrasound, CuRIOUS 2018, and the International Workshop on Computational Precision Medicine, CPM 2018, held in conjunction with the 21st International Conference on Medical Imaging and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2018 - Granada, Spain
Duration: Sep 16 2018Sep 20 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11042 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

OtherInternational Workshop on Point-of-Care Ultrasound, POCUS 2018, the International Workshop on Bio-Imaging and Visualization for Patient-Customized Simulations, BIVPCS 2017, the International Workshop on Correction of Brainshift with Intra-Operative Ultrasound, CuRIOUS 2018, and the International Workshop on Computational Precision Medicine, CPM 2018, held in conjunction with the 21st International Conference on Medical Imaging and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2018
CountrySpain
CityGranada
Period9/16/189/20/18

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Keywords

  • Needle-based ultrasound
  • Single-element ultrasound imaging
  • Spinal intervention
  • Synthetic aperture focusing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

Cite this

Zhang, H. K., Kim, Y., Moghekar, A. R., Durr, N. J., & Boctor, E. (2018). Single-element needle-based ultrasound imaging of the spine: An in vivo feasibility study. In S. Aylward, A. Simpson, L. Maier-Hein, A. Martel, M. Chabanas, J. M. Tavares, I. Reinertsen, Z. Taylor, Y. Xiao, K. Farahani, D. Stoyanov, S. Li, ... H. Rivaz (Eds.), Simulation, Image Processing, and Ultrasound Systems for Assisted Diagnosis and Navigation - International Workshops, POCUS 2018, BIVPCS 2018, CuRIOUS 2018, and CPM 2018, Held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2018, Proceedings (pp. 82-89). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 11042 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01045-4_10