Precision analysis of a multi-slice ultrasound sensor for non-invasive 3D kinematic analysis of knee joints.

Md Abdullah Masum, Andrew J. Lambert, Mark R. Pickering, J. M. Scarvell, Paul N. Smith

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Currently the standard clinical practice for measuring the motion of bones in a knee joint with sufficient precision involves implanting tantalum beads into the bones to act as fiducial markers prior to imaging using X-ray equipment. This procedure is invasive in nature and exposure to ionizing radiation imposes a cancer risk and the patient's movements are confined to a narrow field of view. In this paper, an ultrasound based system for non-invasive kinematic evaluation of knee joints is proposed. The results of an initial analysis show that this system can provide the precision required for non-invasive motion analysis while the patient performs normal physical activities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1137-1140
Number of pages4
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


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