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Abstract #0968

Combining MR and ultrasound imaging, through sensor-based probe tracking

Bruno Madore1, Cheng-Chieh Cheng1, and Frank Preiswerk1

1Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States

Sensors attached to the skin can ‘spy’ on product ultrasound scanners, allowing the position and orientation of the ultrasound probe to be inferred. These MR-compatible sensors can emit and/or receive ultrasound waves, they are small in size (about 3x3x1cm) and are easily fixed to the torso. In transmit-receive mode they can monitor physiological motion, and in receive-only mode they can monitor the motion of an ultrasound probe. The sensors can accompany subjects to serial MRI and ultrasound imaging exams and act as a common denominator between the two, allowing ultrasound images to be placed in the spatial context of MRI.

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