Technologizing and DigitalizingMedical Professional Skills for a Non-Invasive Ultrasound Theragnostic System – Technologizing and Digitalizing Kidney Stone Extraction Skills –
Norihiro Koizumi*, Deukhee Lee**, Joonho Seo*,
Takakazu Funamoto*, Akira Nomiya*, Akira Ishikawa*,
Kiyoshi Yoshinaka***, Naohiko Sugita*, Yoichiro Matsumoto*,
Yukio Homma*, and Mamoru Mitsuishi*
*School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan
**Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Hwarangno 14-gil 5, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 136-791, Republic of Korea
***Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), 1-2-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8564, Japan
We have been studying the technologizing and digitalizing skills of the medical professionals in the medical diagnostics and therapeutics. The concept of technologizing and digitalizing medical skills involves extracting functions in medical professional skills and reconstructing and implementing these extracted functions in the mechanisms, controllers, and image-processing algorithms of the medical support system. In this paper, we focus on the kidney stone extraction skills of medical professionals by utilizing robot vision technology, and discuss a methodology for technologizing and digitalizing medical diagnostic and therapeutic skills for a non-invasive ultrasound theragnostic system.
Takakazu Funamoto, Akira Nomiya, Akira Ishikawa,
Kiyoshi Yoshinaka, Naohiko Sugita, Yoichiro Matsumoto,
Yukio Homma, and Mamoru Mitsuishi, “Technologizing and DigitalizingMedical Professional Skills for a Non-Invasive Ultrasound Theragnostic System – Technologizing and Digitalizing Kidney Stone Extraction Skills –,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.24, No.2, pp. 379-388, 2012.
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