Cinzia Freschi

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In the recent past, several researchers have shown that important variables in relearning motor skills and in changing the underlying neural architecture after stroke are the quantity, duration, content, and intensity of training sessions. Unfortunately, when traditional therapy is provided in a hospital or rehabilitation center, the patient is usually seen(More)
PURPOSE Ultrasound (US) imaging offers advantages over other imaging modalities and has become the most widespread modality for many diagnostic and interventional procedures. However, traditional 2D US requires a long training period, especially to learn how to manipulate the probe. A hybrid interactive system based on mixed reality was designed,(More)
PURPOSE An anatomically realistic ultrasound liver phantom with tissue-specific distinct signal properties is needed for training of novices in diagnostic and interventional procedures. The main objective of this work was development and testing of a new durable liver ultrasound training phantom for use with a hybrid simulator. METHODS A liver ultrasound(More)
Currently the learning model for ultrasound imaging diagnosis and intervention follows a traditional approach based on learning by doing but this model exposes the patient to the whole learning curve of the novice. In order to enable training in a safe environment without compromising patient's health we have developed and demonstrated face, content and(More)
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