Statistical models improve ultrasound-guided spinal injections

A recent paper from Electrical & Computer Engineering’s Robotics and Control Lab won this year’s Philips/IPCAI Audience Best Presentation Award. The paper describes the methods behind a multi-centre study on how 3D ultrasound, when linked to a statistical model of the vertebrae, can help a radiologist guide a needle into the spine for pain relief. This research is the result of collaboration between many engineers, clinicians and students as well as the patients who volunteered for the study. Read more here.