Diego Cantor, PhD.
The goal of PERSEUS is to enhance ultrasound
scanners with perceptive capabilities.
After Earth, 2013In the future, portable medical devices will understand the
information contained in medical images. Their perception will
be a tool that will serve doctors and healthcare practitioners.
First responders will use perceptive
ultrasound to better understand and react to
Wounded soldiers in the
Immediate evaluation of sport
Remote locations like this clinic in
Our prototype uses a convolutional neural
network to recognize four anatomic features
in ultrasound images of the spine.
Spinous Process Lamina Facet Joint Transverse Process
US frames are acquired in real time and a
CNN identifies anatomic features.
True North Chip
Graphical User Interface
Images are acquired from spine phantoms
and features are identified by expert users.
Results are promising with a 93.6% accuracy in
Lamina Facet Joint
Process 32 0 1 0
Process 0 83 2 4
0 1 43 3
Joint 0 0 2 32
This diagram shows the different stages in the
convolutional network for the classification of a
Similarly, here we can see the correct
classification of lamina.