AI project

AI for rheumatoid arthritis

The project is a branch of the automated ultrasound scanning robot RoPCA which will ensure systematic and uniform method to perform ultrasound scans, thereby ensuring physicians the best possible starting point for the determination of treatment. Such systematic scanning is not possible today due to inaccuracy in human performance.


The project aims to develop a robot system for early detection and monitoring of rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

RU will address scanning of the patient by a new approach in medical automation. The project will use Programming by Demonstration (PbD) to programme the scanning motion of the robot. By using PbD to encode the scanning motion of the ultrasound probe RU will be able to transfer the scanning skills from the highly trained physicians to the automatic solution.


The Department of Internal Medicine and Acute Medicine at OUH Svendborg.

The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, SDU.


The project is founded in the company RoPCA Holding Aps.

Project period

Start: 2017


More info

Read more about the ultrasound scanning robot RoPCA on the website


Søren Andreas Just

Chief Physician

Department of Rheumatology

(+45) 63 20 25 06
[email protected]

Thiusius Rajeeth Savarimuthu

Thiusius Rajeeth Savarimuthu


The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute

(+45) 24 40 95 45
[email protected]