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Synthetic Methods for Ultrasound-Guided Epidural Insertion Simulation1

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Neil Vaughan, Venketesh N. Dubey

Faculty of Science and Technology,
Bournemouth University,
Fern Barrow,
Poole, Dorset BH12 5BB, UK

Michael Y. K. Wee

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,
Poole, Dorset BH15 2JB, UK

Richard Isaacs

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,
Poole, Dorset BH15 2JB, UK

Accepted and presented at the Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2014), Minneapolis, MN, April 7-10, 2014. DOI: 10.1115/1.4027053

Manuscript received February 21, 2014; final manuscript received March 3, 2014; published online April 28, 2014. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 8(2), 020946 (Apr 28, 2014) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-14-1095; doi: 10.1115/1.4027053 History: Received February 21, 2014; Revised March 03, 2014

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Fig. 5

Video based synthetic ultrasound within simulator

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Fig. 4

Artificial ultrasound synthesized from MRI data

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Fig. 3

Simulated ultrasound probe for guided needle insertion

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Fig. 2

Sagittal vertebrae MRI to identify ligaments

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Fig. 1

Longitudinal scan of obstetric patient's vertebrae



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