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A computer-controlled pump and realistic anthropomorphic respiratory phantom for validating image-guided systems
Author(s): Ralph Lin; Emmanuel Wilson; Jonathan Tang; Dan Stoianovici; Kevin Cleary
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Paper Abstract

The development of image-guided interventions requires validation studies to evaluate new protocols. So far, these validation studies have been limited to animal models and to software and physical phantoms that simulate respiratory motion but cannot accommodate needle punctures in a realistic manner. We have built a computer-controlled pump that drives an anthropomorphic respiratory phantom for simulating natural breathing patterns. This pump consists of a power supply, a motion controller with servo amplifier, linear actuator, and custom fabricated pump assembly. By generating several sample waveforms, we were able to simulate typical breathing patterns. Using this pump, we were able to produce chest wall movements similar to typical chest wall movements observed in humans. This system has potential applications for evaluating new respiratory compensation algorithms and may facilitate improved testing of image-guided protocols under realistic interventional conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 April 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6509, Medical Imaging 2007: Visualization and Image-Guided Procedures, 65090E (3 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.712226
Show Author Affiliations
Ralph Lin, Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Emmanuel Wilson, Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Jonathan Tang, Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Dan Stoianovici, Johns Hopkins Medicine (United States)
Kevin Cleary, Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6509:
Medical Imaging 2007: Visualization and Image-Guided Procedures
Kevin R. Cleary; Michael I. Miga, Editor(s)

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