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Ultrasound Probe Stabilizer

Undesired motion of the Sonavex, Inc. EchoSure probe is often imparted during the vascular ultrasound imaging process, leading to undesired artifacts within the collected scans that can render the data unusable.We have developed a device to stabilize the ultrasound probe; in doing so, it will be possible to help minimize additional movement and obtain better-quality images of AV fistulas without as many motion disturbances.

Team Members

Ananya Goyal
Charles Patterson
Mariel Sackman

Supervisors

Stephen McAleavey, PhD, Biomedical Engineering, UR; Jennifer Beahan, Biomedical Engineering, UR

Customers

Michelle Zwernemann, MSE, Sonavex, Inc.; Ralph Del Negro, Sonavex. Inc

Description

Undesired motion of the Sonavex, Inc. EchoSure probe is often imparted during the vascular ultrasound imaging process, leading to undesired artifacts within the collected scans that can render the data unusable.We have developed a device to stabilize the ultrasound probe; in doing so, it will be possible to help minimize additional movement and obtain better-quality images of AV fistulas without as many motion disturbances.

CAD rendering of Sonavex, Inc. ultrasound cart with ultrasound probe stabilizer.
CAD rendering of Sonavex, Inc. ultrasound cart with ultrasound probe stabilizer.

4 replies on “Ultrasound Probe Stabilizer”

This seems like a great idea. Can you accommodate different probes in your setup? I also wonder if you have positional control? This type of device could work very well paired with motion capture to evaluate ultrasound images for musculoskeletal applications.

Looks like a great solution to the problem of undesired motion. Congratulations!

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