HeartPad: Real-Time Visual Guidance for Cardiac Ultrasound

Steven Ford, Gabriel Kiss, Ivan Viola, Stefan Bruckner, Hans Torp
HeartPad: Real-Time Visual Guidance for Cardiac Ultrasound
In Proceedings of the Workshop at SIGGRAPH Asia 2012. 2012.
[ Paper]
Content:

Information

Abstract

Medical ultrasound is a challenging modality when it comes to image interpretation. The goal we address in this work is to assist the ultrasound examiner and partially alleviate the burden of interpretation. We propose to address this goal with visualization that provides clear cues on the orientation and the correspondence between anatomy and the data being imaged. Our system analyzes the stream of 3D ultrasound data and in real-time identifies distinct features that are basis for a dynamically deformed mesh model of the heart. The heart mesh is composited with the original ultrasound data to create the data-to-anatomy correspondence. The visualization is broadcasted over the internet allowing, among other opportunities, a direct visualization on the patient on a tablet computer. The examiner interacts with the transducer and with the visualization parameters on the tablet. Our system has been characterized by domain specialist as useful in medical training and for navigating occasional ultrasound users.

Additional Files and Images

Additional images and videos:
Video Video: Demontration video
Additional files:
Paper
Paper





BibTeX

Download BibTeX-Entry
@inproceedings{Ford-2012-HRV,
  title =      "HeartPad: Real-Time Visual Guidance for Cardiac Ultrasound",
  author =     "Steven Ford and Gabriel Kiss and Ivan Viola and Stefan
               Bruckner and Hans Torp",
  year =       "2012",
  abstract =   "Medical ultrasound is a challenging modality when it comes
               to image interpretation. The goal we address in this work is
               to assist the ultrasound examiner and partially alleviate
               the burden of interpretation. We propose to address this
               goal with visualization that provides clear cues on the
               orientation and the correspondence between anatomy and the
               data being imaged. Our system analyzes the stream of 3D
               ultrasound data and in real-time identifies distinct
               features that are basis for a dynamically deformed mesh
               model of the heart. The heart mesh is composited with the
               original ultrasound data to create the data-to-anatomy
               correspondence. The visualization is broadcasted over the
               internet allowing, among other opportunities, a direct
               visualization on the patient on a tablet computer. The
               examiner interacts with the transducer and with the
               visualization parameters on the tablet. Our system has been
               characterized by domain specialist as useful in medical
               training and for navigating occasional ultrasound users.",
  pages =      "%pages_from%--%pages_to%",
  booktitle =  "Proceedings of the Workshop at SIGGRAPH Asia 2012",
  keywords =   "medical visualization, ultrasound",
  URL =        "http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2012/Ford-2012-HRV/",
}