2011 Volume 16 Issue 2 Pages 109-116
We propose a tele-echography system linking between the patient's home and a hospital because of the demand due to increase in the number of patients by aging society and recent progress in portable echography enabled us to develop this system. In previous researches three-dimensional relationship between the ultrasound probe and internal organs was difficult to specify because a remote doctor observe the patient through a video camera. Therefore we have developed a visualization system of 3D shape of internal organs based on AR and VR technology using ARToolKit. We have also designed a doctor side interface including echogram, patient scene and CG of internal organs. As a result of evaluation experiments, guided position was satisfied to reproduce the echogram for diagnosis.