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Three-dimensional holographic display of ultrasound computed tomograms
Author(s): Michael P. Andre; Helmar S. Janee; Mariana Z. Ysrael; Jeurg Hodler; Linda K. Olson; George R. Leopold; Raymond Schulz
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Paper Abstract

Breast ultrasound is a valuable adjunct to mammography but is limited by a very small field of view, particularly with high-resolution transducers necessary for breast diagnosis. We have been developing an ultrasound system based on a diffraction tomography method that provides slices through the breast on a large 20-cm diameter circular field of view. Eight to fifteen images are typically produced in sequential coronal planes from the nipple to the chest wall with either 0.25 or 0.5 mm pixels. As a means to simplify the interpretation of this large set of images, we report experience with 3D life-sized displays of the entire breast of human volunteers using a digital holographic technique. The compound 3D holographic images are produced from the digital image matrix, recorded on 14 X 17 inch transparency and projected on a special white-light viewbox. Holographic visualization of the entire breast has proved to be the preferred method for 3D display of ultrasound computed tomography images. It provides a unique perspective on breast anatomy and may prove useful for biopsy guidance and surgical planning.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3031, Medical Imaging 1997: Image Display, (7 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.273944
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Michael P. Andre, Veteran Affairs Medical Ctr./San Diego and Univ. of California/San Diego Medical School (United States)
Helmar S. Janee, Veteran Affairs Medical Ctr./San Diego and Univ. of California/San Diego Medical School (United States)
Mariana Z. Ysrael, Veteran Affairs Medical Ctr./San Diego and Univ. of California/San Diego Medical School (United States)
Jeurg Hodler, Univ. Hospital (Switzerland)
Linda K. Olson, Univ. of California/San Diego Medical School (United States)
George R. Leopold, Veteran Affairs Medical Ctr./San Diego and Univ. of California/San Diego Medical School an (United States)
Raymond Schulz, Voxel (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3031:
Medical Imaging 1997: Image Display
Yongmin Kim, Editor(s)

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