2011 Poster Sessions : Progress Towards a Telerobotic Ultrasound System for Real-Time Volumetric Image Guidance in Radiation Therapy

Student Name : Jeff Schlosser
Advisor : Kenneth Salisbury
Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence
Abstract:
The curative potential of external beam radiation therapy is critically dependent on having the ability to accurately aim radiation beams at intended targets while avoiding surrounding healthy tissues. However, existing technologies are incapable of real-time, volumetric, soft-tissue image guidance during radiation beam delivery, when accurate target tracking is most critical. We are addressing this challenge in the development and evaluation of a novel telerobotic ultrasound imaging system that can be integrated with existing medical linear accelerators (LINACs) for therapy guidance.

Bio:
Jeff is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, working with Kenneth Salisbury in the BioRobotics Lab and Dimitre Hristov in the Department of Radiation Oncology. His current research interests include robotics, control systems, dynamics, medical imaging systems, image guidance systems, and biomedical device design. He received the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2007, and the M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford in 2009.