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Task Group No. 240 Ultrasound-Guided Surgery (USgS)

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Charge

Identify methodology, phantoms, and software for performance assessment of ultrasound-guided surgery (USgS). Areas of technical assessment include intrinsic USS characteristics, quantitative metrics of USS, and identification of quality assurance measures and procedures.

Bylaws:Not Referenced.Rules: Not Referenced.
Approved Date(s)Start: 1/2/2013
End: 12/31/2014
Committee Keywords: TG240
Most recent status update:As of mid June 2016, we have changed reporting strategy due to the length and quality of the submitted inputs. We now have a nearly complete draft, missing one major section and some "glue" sections. This should be completed and ready for external review by the end of the summer. This will be intended for on-line publication. A very condensed version which fits the normal Medical Physics page length requirements for hard copy publication will then be prepared and submitted, with an emphasis on key trends in the topic area. This way we will flag the key results, while preserving the excellent work of the Task Group members. - [6/14/2016 by Kirby Vosburgh] Click to update.
Chairs

Kirby Vosburgh
Task Group Chair

Emad Boctor
Task Group Co-Chair


2016 Roster

(dates shown below are beginning date of position) View 2017 Roster

There are 12 members and guests.
=complete and up-to-date, =complete, out-of-date, =incomplete conflict of interest statement.
VOTING Appointments
Keyvan Farahani, PhD

1/1/2013  Member
up-to-date
Aaron Fenster, PhD

3/18/2014  Member
up-to-date
Gabor Fichtinger, PhD

1/1/2013  Member
up-to-date
Thomas R. Niedermayr, PhD

3/18/2014  Member
up-to-date
Kai E. Thomenius, PhD

3/18/2014  Member
out-of-date
Kirby Vosburgh

1/1/2013  Task Group Chair
up-to-date
NON-VOTING Appointments
Emad Boctor

1/1/2013  Task Group Co-Chair (nonvoting)
no coi on file
Gregory S. Chirikjian

3/18/2014  Member (nonvoting)
no coi on file
Andy Milkowski

3/18/2014  Member (nonvoting)
out-of-date
Philip Pratt

3/18/2014  Member (nonvoting)
no coi on file
Philipp J. Stolka, PhD

3/18/2014  Member (nonvoting)
no coi on file
Gregg Trahey

2/18/2014  Member (nonvoting)
no coi on file

STAFF Appointed to Committee

None Appointed