A voice command interface for real-time interventional MR imaging
von Spiczak J, Jolesz F, Samset E, DiMaio S, Kacher D
Brigham & Women's Hospital, University of Karlsruhe
A voice command interface for real-time interventional MR imaging was developed for interactively controlling scan plane position and orientation from within the scanner room. The new interface gives complete control of MRI scanning back to the responsible user and allows for faster, direct adjustments of the scan plane. The feasibility of a voice command approach to scanner control and its inherent advantages over common practice for a number of applications were shown. The investigation of several workflow parameters illustrates the potential of the system to save time and improve efficacy when performing repeated imaging tasks.