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AI for rheumatoid arthritis

The project is a branch of the automated ultrasound scanning robot RoPCA, which will ensure a 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.

Project period

Start: 2017


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 anchored in the company RoPCA Holding Aps. Read more about the ultrasound scanning robot on their website.

Søren Andreas Just

Søren Andreas Just

Chief Physician

Department of Internal Medicine and Acute Medicine

(+45) 63 20 25 06
Thiusius Rajeeth Savarimuthu

Thiusius Rajeeth Savarimuthu


Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute

(+45) 24 40 95 45