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Breast ultrasound tomography with two parallel transducer arrays: preliminary clinical results
Author(s): Lianjie Huang; Junseob Shin; Ting Chen; Youzuo Lin; Miranda Intrator; Kenneth Hanson; Katherine Epstein; Daniel Sandoval; Michael Williamson
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Paper Abstract

Ultrasound tomography has great potential to provide quantitative estimations of physical properties of breast tumors for accurate characterization of breast cancer. We design and manufacture a new synthetic-aperture breast ultrasound tomography system with two parallel transducer arrays. The distance of these two transducer arrays is adjustable for scanning breasts with different sizes. The ultrasound transducer arrays are translated vertically to scan the entire breast slice by slice and acquires ultrasound transmission and reflection data for whole-breast ultrasound imaging and tomographic reconstructions. We use the system to acquire patient data at the University of New Mexico Hospital for clinical studies. We present some preliminary imaging results of in vivo patient ultrasound data. Our preliminary clinical imaging results show promising of our breast ultrasound tomography system with two parallel transducer arrays for breast cancer imaging and characterization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 March 2015
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9419, Medical Imaging 2015: Ultrasonic Imaging and Tomography, 941916 (17 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2082404
Show Author Affiliations
Lianjie Huang, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Junseob Shin, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Ting Chen, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Youzuo Lin, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Miranda Intrator, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Kenneth Hanson, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Katherine Epstein, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Daniel Sandoval, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Michael Williamson, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9419:
Medical Imaging 2015: Ultrasonic Imaging and Tomography
Johan G. Bosch; Neb Duric, Editor(s)

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