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Development of a system for acquiring, reconstructing, and visualizing three-dimensional ultrasonic angiograms
Author(s): Warren S. Edwards; Cameron J. Ritchie; Yongmin Kim; Laurence A. Mack
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Paper Abstract

We have developed a three-dimensional (3D) imaging system using power Doppler (PD) ultrasound (US). This system can be used for visualizing and analyzing the vascular anatomy of parenchymal organs. To create the 3D PD images, we acquired a series of two-dimensional PD images from a commercial US scanner and recorded the position and orientation of each image using a 3D magnetic position sensor. Three-dimensional volumes were reconstructed using specially designed software and then volume rendered for display. We assessed the feasibility and geometric accuracy of our system with various flow phantoms. The system was then tested on a volunteer by scanning a transplanted kidney. The reconstructed volumes of the flow phantom contained less than 1 mm of geometric distortion and the 3D images of the transplanted kidney depicted the segmental, arcuate, and interlobar vessels.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2431, Medical Imaging 1995: Image Display, (27 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.207604
Show Author Affiliations
Warren S. Edwards, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Cameron J. Ritchie, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Yongmin Kim, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Laurence A. Mack, Univ. of Washington (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2431:
Medical Imaging 1995: Image Display
Yongmin Kim, Editor(s)

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