Umass Memorial Center
Ultrasound (US) is a painless method of gaining a visual representation of the internal structures of a human body. It is used to look for diseases and other abnormalities. In effort to minimize and eliminate the amount of error generated by the operation of an US machine, a team of WPI students conducted research into the causes and reasons as to why these problems are not resolved. Ultimately, the team approached the problem through the use of an inertial measurement unit (IMU), and the development of a graphical user interface to track the orientation of an US probe. The results supported that feedback regarding probe orientation can increase the ability to reproduce ultrasound images.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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