Abstract Archives of the RSNA, 2012
Understanding Spatial Relationships in Ultrasound Imaging: Introduction of a Computer Based Training Tool Utilizing Game Controllers and Open Source Software
Presented in 2012
Magna Cum Laude
Selected for RadioGraphics
Michael Teistler PhD, Presenter: Nothing to Disclose
Oliver Johannes Bott PhD, Abstract Co-Author: Nothing to Disclose
Richard Spencer Breiman MD, Abstract Co-Author: Nothing to Disclose
Klaus Dresing MD, Abstract Co-Author: Nothing to Disclose
James A. Brunberg MD, Abstract Co-Author: Nothing to Disclose
A crucial factor for good results in ultrasound imaging is the examiner's understanding of how 3D objects appear on 2D slice images depending on the ultrasound probe's position and orientation. This exhibit demonstrates how inexpensive game controllers and open source software can be used to create a computer-based training tool that helps acquire the necessary spatial understanding.
A. Introduction: See how a game controller can be used as a virtual ultrasound probe, creating ultrasound-like slice images from virtual 3D objects by arbitrary hand movements
B. Understand the spatial relationships between a 3D object and its 2D slice images by examining objects of different complexity (from simple geometric objects like tubes and ellipsoids to more complex anatomical objects)
C. Learning by Playing: Train and assess your sonographic skills in a game-like setting by walking through different levels of difficulty regarding geometric/anatomical complexity and given time
An ultrasound simulation tool is presented that can help improve spatial understanding in sonography. Due to its implementation based on off-the-shelf gaming hardware and open source software the tool is easily available and affordable. For instance, it can be used at home by medical students or residents as complement to conventional ultrasound training.
Understanding Spatial Relationships in Ultrasound Imaging: Introduction of a Computer Based Training Tool Utilizing Game Controllers and Open Source Software. Radiological Society of North America 2012 Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, November 25 - November 30, 2012 ,Chicago IL. http://archive.rsna.org/2012/12034053.html