Millions of people suffer from degenerative spine diseases (DSD) per year worldwide. DSD severely reduces the quality of the patient’s life and puts a high burden on the healthcare system. Pedicle screw placement (PSP) is an effective approach for spine fusion surgery. Manual PSP may lead to complications such as large blood loss and longer hospital stay. In contrast, robot-assisted PSP offers a disruptive approach that makes PSP safer and ...
Induce pain to relieve pain: The effect of "exercise into discomfort" on clinical outcomes and ultrasound imaging parameters in patients with subacromial shoulder pain. University of Antwerp
High-Frequency Ultrasound Imaging System Vevo 2100. University of Antwerp
High-frequency ultrasound equipment for high-resolution imaging of human vascular and mouse cardiovascular structure and function Ghent University
Purchase of a high-frequency ultrasound system (Visualsonics VEVO 2100) for medical imaging in small animals (mice). The equipment is available for third parties via Infinity, the UGent small animal imaging facility. The system can alsobe used to visualize superficial structures (<2cm deep) in humans.
Photoacoustic imaging of the brain with an ultrasensitive micro optomechanical ultrasound sensor array KU Leuven
Photoacoustic imaging is the youngest and most rapidly advancing medical imaging modality, anticipated to become as large as MRI and ultrasonography. It has led to new insights in the brain’s structure, functional activity and diseases by imaging anaesthetised head-restrained mice. However, to study the behaviour of freely moving awake mice at high resolutions and imaging depths, an array of small and ultrasensitive sensors are required with ...
Exploring the un(der)explored: direct quantitative imaging of the functional properties of the abdominal aorta with ultrasound Ghent University
We will assess the feasibility of imaging techniques for the abdominal aorta providing quantitative information on aortic tissue properties using ultrasonic echography. Two methods, pulse wave imaging and supersonic shear wave imaging, will be explored. Using multiphysics simulations, we will address questions regarding both the imaging physics and the physical properties to be quantified. Simulation results will be validated in-vitro.
Cardiovascular diseases remain the biggest cause of deaths worldwide. It is well known that heart disease impacts the way in which the blood moves through and/or within the different cavities of heart. Blood flow inside the left ventricle can thus be used as an early indicator in the diagnosis. In clinical practice, ultrasonic imaging remains the modality of choice not only due to the fact that it is non-invasive, mobile (even portable) and ...