Ultrasound probe guidance by visual-servoing

Needle steering by ultrasound visual-servoing

Needdle tracking in ultrasound images

2D/3D real-time ultrasound elastography

Automatic ultrasound image quality optimisation using confidence map

Open source Ultrasound ToolKit

UsTK, standing for Ultrasound ToolKit, is an open source cross-platform extension of ViSP open source software platform dedicated to two- and three-dimensional ultrasound image processing and visual servoing based on ultrasound images.

Written in C++, UsTK architecture provides a core module that implements all the data structures at the heart of UsTK, a grabber module that allows to acquire ultrasound images from an Ultrasonix or a Sonosite device, a GUI module to display data, an IO module for providing functionalities to read/write data from a storage device, and a set of image processing modules to compute the confidence map, to track a needle, and to track an image template.

All these modules could be used to control the motion of an ultrasound probe by ultrasound visual servoing.

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