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ASSIST -Automated System for Surgical Instrument and Sponge Tracking Nilo Rivera1, Rosemary Mountain1, Lia Assumpcao2, Allen A. Williams1, A.B. Cooper1,
 

Summary: ASSIST - Automated System for Surgical Instrument and Sponge Tracking
Nilo Rivera1, Rosemary Mountain1, Lia Assumpcao2, Allen A. Williams1, A.B. Cooper1,
Douglas L. Lewis3, Richard C. Benson3, Joseph A. Miragliotta3, Mike Marohn2, and Russell H. Taylor1
1 Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
2 Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, Baltimore, MD
3 Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, MD
Abstract-- Every surgical item used during surgery (e.g.,
sponges) must be accounted for after surgery to ensure that
none of these items is left inside the patient. Despite the
numerous precautions in place, in approximately 1 in 1500
cases, something gets left behind inside the patient's body.
This paper presents ASSIST, an automated system for
surgical instrument and sponge tracking that increases the
safety of surgical procedures. ASSIST utilizes RFID (Radio
Frequency Identification) technology to aid in accounting for
all items used during surgery. The design takes into account
safety, simplicity, ease of deployment, and ease of use. An
initial evaluation utilizing RFID-tagged sponges demonstrates
that ASSIST can reliably track surgical sponges with minimal
impact to current operating room procedures. Sources of error

  

Source: Amir, Yair - Department of Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences