Published in Gastroenterology Week, November 14th, 2005
In the journal Medical Physics, scientists in the United States presented the results of an "initial study" on the "accuracy of an optically tracked endorectal ultrasound (TERUS) probe for the purpose of improving the staging of rectal cancer."
"In this work, we describe the need for a more accurate ERUS system and why the incorporation of image guidance makes this goal feasible," explained J.R. Warmath and colleagues at Vanderbilt University. "A rectal phantom was constructed with five targets placed in positions where tumors normally occur."
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