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Design and Preliminary Validation of a Rapid Automated Biodosimetry Tool for High Throughput Radiological Triage

[+] Author Affiliations
Youhua Chen, Jian Zhang, Hongliang Wang, Guy Garty, Yanping Xu, Oleksandra V. Lyulko, Helen C. Turner, Gerhard Randers-Pehrson, Nabil Simaan, Y. Lawrence Yao, D. J. Brenner

Columbia University, New York, NY

Paper No. DETC2009-86425, pp. 61-67; 7 pages
  • ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 3: ASME/IEEE 2009 International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications; 20th Reliability, Stress Analysis, and Failure Prevention Conference
  • San Diego, California, USA, August 30–September 2, 2009
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division and Computers in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4900-2 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3856-3
  • Copyright © 2009 by ASME


This paper presents design, hardware, software, and parameter optimization for a novel robotic automation system. RABiT is a Rapid Automated Biodosimetry Tool for high throughput radiological triage. The design considerations guiding the hardware and software architecture are presented with focus on methods of communication, ease of implementation, and need for real-time control versus soft time control cycles. The design and parameter determination for a non-contact PVC capillary laser cutting system is presented. A novel approach for lymphocyte concentration estimation based on computer vision is reported. Experimental evaluations of the system components validate the success of our prototype system in achieving a throughput of 6,000 samples in a period of 18 hours.

Copyright © 2009 by ASME
Topics: Design



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