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Ultrasound imaging in lower limb prosthetics

Douglas, T. and Solomonidis, S.E. and Sandham, W.A. and Spence, W.D. (2002) Ultrasound imaging in lower limb prosthetics. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 10 (1). pp. 11-21. ISSN 1534-4320

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Abstract

The biomechanical interaction between the residual limb and the prosthetic socket determines the quality of fit of the socket in lower limb prosthetics. An understanding of this interaction and the development of quantitative measures to predict the quality of fit of the socket are important for optimal socket design. Finite-element modeling is used widely for biomechanical modeling of the limb/socket interaction and requires information on the internal and external geometry of the residual limb. Volumetric imaging methods such as X-ray computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasound have been used to obtain residual limb shape information. Of these modalities, ultrasound has been introduced most recently and its development for visualization in prosthetics is the least mature. This paper reviews ultrasound image acquisition and processing methods as they have been applied in lower limb prosthetics.

Item type: Article
ID code: 3801
Keywords: artificial limbs, prosthetics, ultrasonics, data acquisition finite element analysis, medical image processing, Medicine (General), Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General), Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Subjects: Medicine > Medicine (General)
Technology > Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Medicine > Public aspects of medicine > Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Bioengineering
Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2007
    Last modified: 12 Mar 2012 10:40
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/3801

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