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Reproducibility evaluation of palpation of anatomical landmarks for estimation of the patient location

  • This study is about estimating the reproducibility of finding palpation points of three different anatomical landmarks in the human body (Xiphoid Process and the 2 Hip Crests) to support a navigated ultrasound application. On 6 test subjects with different body mass index the three palpation points were located five times by two examiners. The deviation from the target position was calculated and correlated to the fat thickness above each palpation point. The reproducibility of the measurements had a mean error of ≈13.5 mm +- 4 mm, which seems to be sufficient for the desired application field.

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Author of HS ReutlingenBurgert, Oliver
Erschienen in:CURAC 2019 - Tagungsband : 18. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Computer- und Roboterassistierte Chirurgie e. V. : 19. - 21. September 2019, Reutlingen
Publisher:Hochschule Reutlingen
Place of publication:Reutlingen
Editor:Oliver Burgert
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of Publication:2019
Tag:anatomical landmarks; palpation; surgical navigation
Page Number:2
First Page:300
Last Page:301
DDC classes:004 Informatik
Open Access?:Ja
Licence (German):License Logo  Open Access