Robotic-Ultrasound for Spinal Injections

Contact Persons

Maria Tirindelli (

Thomas Wendler (


The goal of the project is to develop a fully autonomous, ultrasound-guided robotic system for spinal injections.

The objectives of the project are:

  1. Design the trajectory planning and robot control to ensure the ultrasound probe correctly scans the Region of Interest (ROI).
  2. Developing ultrasound processing methods to automatically detect relevant anatomical features and segment bones on ultrasound images.
  3. Developing registration methods to register pre-operative data to intra-operative ultrasound to guide the injection procedure.

Keywords: Robotics, Ultrasound, Computer-Aided Surgery

Research Partners

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)

Neurosurgery Department at Klinikum rechts der Isar

Neuroradiology Department at Klinikum rechts der Isar

Project Members

Maria Tirindelli, M.Sc.

Dr. Thomas Wendler

Farid Azampour, M.Sc.

Prof. Dr. Jan Kirschke

PD Dr. Jens Gempt

Dr. Kaywan Aftahy

Dr. Philipp Krause