Towards Ultrasound-guided Spinal Fusion Surgery

  • AmirĀ Manbachi

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Amir Manbachi
    Pages 1-9
  3. Amir Manbachi
    Pages 11-33
  4. Amir Manbachi
    Pages 35-36
  5. Amir Manbachi
    Pages 37-55
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 93-95

About this book


This thesis describes the design and fabrication of ultrasound probes for pedicle screw guidance. The author details the fabrication of a 2MHz radial array for a pedicle screw insertion eliminating the need for manual rotation of the transducer. He includes radial images obtained from successive groupings of array elements in various fluids. He also examines the manner in which it can affect ultrasound propagation.
  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Describes the design and fabrication of 2Mhz ultrasound probes for pedicle screw guidance
  • Explores radial array designs that eliminate the need for manual rotation of the transducer
  • Depicts a quantitative method for investigating the directionality distribution for analysis of ultrasound propagation with potential uses for a variety of applications


Radial imaging Radial array Pedicle screw Spinal fusion surgery Ultrasound transducer

Authors and affiliations

  • AmirĀ Manbachi
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Health Sciences and TechnoloHarvard-Massachusetts Institute of TechnUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29831-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29832-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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