- Autonomous Robotic Movement
This use case will focus on intelligent automation of movements of the X-ray gantry through crowded operating room and around the patient to find the optimal imaging angle based on the actual 3D X-ray image. The goal is to improve the efficiency of the clinical workflow in a human-centric manner. The semi-autonomous robotic movements system is intended to assist the surgeon to manoeuvre the robot around the patient and hospital staff in a user-friendly way by providing virtual axis control, while avoiding collisions with patient, staff or devices in the operating room. The system consists of anti-collision sensors, a 3D virtualization unit and a robotic control unit. The robotic movement system detects humans and devices and plans its movements in a 3D room environment model. In this way the robotic movement uses scene detection and interpretation to plan its path. In case of a potential collision the system will stop automatically.
- X-ray Imaging Automation
This use-case will focus on autonomous control towards optimal settings of X-ray acquisition and contrast medium injection using specific disease characteristics and a model of the relevant patient’s anatomy. The goal is to reach a sufficient image quality with a minimum of potential harmful contrast medium and X-ray dose.