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BMEBT Master of Science Thesis Defense by Wen Mao Hsu

When: Thursday, May 6, 2021
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Description: BMEBT Master of Science Thesis Defense by
Wen Mao Hsu

Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021

Time: 9:00 AM

Topic: Application of Portable 3D Ultrasound Scanning based on LiDAR Assisted Positioning: Preliminary Implantation and Study

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Medical Ultrasound scanning has been used in clinical diagnostics for years and has shown incremental improvement over the years. Currently, there is a series of low-priced, battery-operated products that connect to mobile devices. These devices are known as Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS)[1]. POCUS is the new generation tool that can potentially be equipped by every doctor in the field. While POCUS is cost-effective, it is currently lacking advanced functions found in the high-end equipment. However, advancing mobile device capabilities could provide a solution. With an iPhone 12 pro that is equipped with light detection and ranging (LiDAR), The accuracy helps create a coordinating system for the POCUS device. The coordinating system gives XYZ data for every pixel, distribute its value to near voxel using weighting computation. The result show that smart phone is at the stage of building 3D model for medical scanning, even though the hardware is not specifically design for the purpose, the result still shows feasible outcome. With current universal use of smart phone and more companies' collaboration in the future, it will not be long for POCUS to become universal devise for doctors.

ADVISOR(S): Dr. Xiaoqin Zhang, Department of Computer Science
(, 508.999.8560)

COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Dr. Tracie Ferreira, Department of Bioengineering
Dr. Wei-Ren Yao, Department of Nuclear Medicine, National Cheng Kung University

NOTE: All BMEBT Graduate Students are ENCOURAGED to attend.
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Topical Areas: Students, Students, Graduate, Bioengineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, Computer and Information Science, Co-op Program, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics