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Simulations of enhancement effects in ultrasound images after administration of ultrasound contrast agent: comparison with in-vivo results of the heart and the prostate
Author(s): Rene G. Aarnink; J.P. Michiel Sedelaar; Jean J.M.C.H. de la Rosette; Frans M. J. Debruyne; Hessel Wijkstra
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Paper Abstract

The availability of contrast agents to enhance ultrasound imaging of blood flow has resulted in applications not only in echocardiography but in peripheral organs such as the prostate as well. Especially the association of tumor development with changes in blood flow patterns has a potential to improve differential diagnosis. Theoretical modeling of the behavior of contrast bubbles after injection can be used to increase the understanding of the images of prostatic blood supply resulting after enhancement. This knowledge might assist in the development of sophisticated software for objective interpretation of the improved blood flow display.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 May 1999
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 3658, Medical Imaging 1999: Image Display, (26 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.349470
Show Author Affiliations
Rene G. Aarnink, Univ. Hospital Nijmegen (Netherlands)
J.P. Michiel Sedelaar, Univ. Hospital Nijmegen (Netherlands)
Jean J.M.C.H. de la Rosette, Univ. Hospital Nijmegen (Netherlands)
Frans M. J. Debruyne, Univ. Hospital Nijmegen (Netherlands)
Hessel Wijkstra, Univ. Hospital Nijmegen (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3658:
Medical Imaging 1999: Image Display
Seong Ki Mun; Yongmin Kim, Editor(s)

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