Body-Attached Soft Robot for Ultrasound Imaging

Project Goals Ultrasound imaging procedures are deemed as one of the most convenient and least invasive medical diagnostic imaging modalities and have been widely utilized in health care providers, which are expecting semiautomatic or fully-automatic imaging systems to reduce the current clinical workloads. This paper presents a portable and wearable soft robotic system which has been designed with the purpose … Continue reading

FYP: Towards Magnetic Actuated Drug Delivery

Project Goals The objectives of this project are to design and evaluate the performance of an electromagnetic actuated (EMA) drug delivery system and explore the related issues. Approaches The EMA system consists of magneto-responsive microcapsules as drug carriers, a coil system with controlled currents flowing through, as well as a tracking algorithm for close loop feedback control. The magneto-responsive and … Continue reading

Tracking Magnetic Particles under Ultrasound Imaging using Contrast-Enhancing Microbubbles

Abstract Magnetic microbubbles which can be controlled by an external magnetic field have been explored as a method for precise and efficient drug delivery. In this paper, a technique for the fabrication of microbubble encapsulated magnetic spheres is presented. The resultant magnetic spheres were subsequently imaged using ultrasound and the encapsulated microbubbles proved to appear as bright spots and resulted in enhanced ultrasound … Continue reading

FlexiDiamond

This is a local copy of the website: http://flexidiamond.blogspot.sg/ Home-Based Self-Administered Nasopharynscopy Nasopharynscope is a valuable tool in diagnosing Nasopharyngeal carcinoma in patients since 84% of patients display ulcerations. Aim: To provide a home-based, affordable and easy-to-use diagnosing kit for detecting Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Key features of 5th Generation Clear viewing with a specially designed camera lens Secure extension and contraction lock … Continue reading

Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Surveillance

Project Goals: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a tumor arising from the epithelial cells that cover the surface and line the nasopharynx. The concern about NPC in our studies is that it is more common in regions in East Asia and Africa, specifically Southeast Asia. Due to the high tendency for NPC to develop into metastatic dissemination, about 30- 60% of … Continue reading

FYP: Surgical Tracking With Multiple Microsoft Kinects

FYP Project Goals The aim of this project is to perform tracking of surgical instruments utilizing the Kinect sensors. With the advances in computing and imaging technologies in the recent years, visual limitations during surgery such as those due to poor depth perception and limited field of view, can be overcome by using computer-assisted systems. 3D models of the patient’s … Continue reading

Ablation Planning in Computer-Assisted Interventions

Project Goals Tumor ablation is the removal of tumor tissue and is considered as one type of minimally invasive interventions. It can be performed using techniques like cryoablation, high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), and radiofrequency ablation (RFA). These techniques rely on minimally invasive principles to ablate tumor tissues, without having to directly expose the target regions to the environment. It has … Continue reading