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Three-dimensional ultrasound imaging
Author(s): Aaron Fenster; Shidong Tong; S. Sherebrin; Donal B. Downey; R. N. Rankin
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Paper Abstract

Ultrasound is an inexpensive and widely used imaging modality for the diagnosis and staging of a number of diseases; nevertheless, technical improvements are needed before its full potential is realized. We believe that 2-D viewing of the 3-D anatomy, using conventional ultrasound procedures, limits our ability to quantify, diagnose and stage a number of diseases because: conventional ultrasound images are 2-D, multiple images must be integrated in the diagnostician's mind to develop a 3-D impression of the anatomy leading to a time-consuming process with increased operator variability; the patient's anatomy or orientation sometimes restricts the image angle, resulting in the optimal image plane necessary for diagnosis being unavailable; and, it is difficult to localize the conventional 2-D image plane and reproduce it at a later time, making it suboptimal for monitoring of therapy. Our efforts have focused on overcoming these deficiencies by developing 3-D ultrasound imaging techniques that are capable of acquiring B-mode, color Doppler and power Doppler images from existing ultrasound instruments, reconstructing the information in 3-D, and then allowing interactive viewing of 3-D ultrasound images on inexpensive desktop computers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2432, Medical Imaging 1995: Physics of Medical Imaging, (8 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.208335
Show Author Affiliations
Aaron Fenster, John P. Robarts Research Institute and Univ. of Western Ontario (Canada)
Shidong Tong, John P. Robarts Research Institute and Univ. of Western Ontario (Canada)
S. Sherebrin, John P. Robarts Research Institute and Univ. of Western Ontario (Canada)
Donal B. Downey, John P. Robarts Research Institute and Univ. of Western Ontario (Canada)
R. N. Rankin, John P. Robarts Research Institute and Univ. of Western Ontario (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2432:
Medical Imaging 1995: Physics of Medical Imaging
Richard L. Van Metter; Jacob Beutel, Editor(s)

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