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Title: Affordable Medical Ultrasound Navigation Training
Authors: Socorro Marrero, Guillermo Valentín 
Luque, Carlos
Pinter, Csaba
Diao, Babacar
Ungi, Tamas
Lasso, Andras
Fichtinger, Gabor
Ruiz Alzola, Juan Bautista 
UNESCO Clasification: 32 Ciencias médicas
530602 Innovación tecnológica
Keywords: Africa
Ultrasound navigation
Phantom, et al
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Conference: 9th Annual IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, GHTC 2019 
Abstract: In recent years, image-assisted medical procedures have been widely adopted, since they reduce patient risk and medical cost. The use of ultrasound imaging is noteworthy, as it is safe and easy to acquire. In medical intervention navigation systems, image guidance is combined with real-time position tracking of interventional tools. These techniques allow to improve the safety and accuracy of the procedures. However, the complexity of the systems and equipment cost hinder their adaptation, especially in regions with limited resources. In this paper we report part of our collaborative work within the framework of the European INTERREG MACbioIDi project, devoted to promoting sustainable development through medical technology in some African countries, with the participations of collaborators from Europe, Africa and the Americas. To this extent a medical technology training and development hub has been set up in the Canary Islands, Spain, which takes advantage of its unique geostrategic location in Western Africa and of their policy consideration as European Union Outermost Region. We propose, in particular, a methodology to develop affordable medical ultrasound navigation systems by leveraging available technology and mainly intended at the moment for training purposes.
ISBN: 978-1-7281-1780-5
DOI: 10.1109/GHTC46095.2019.9033036
Source: IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (IEEE GHTC19), Seattle, USA, Oct. 17-20, 2019, p. 1-4
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