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Three-dimensional ultrasonic parametric and tissue-property imaging for tissue evaluation, treatment planning, therapy guidance, and efficacy assessment
Author(s): Ernest Joseph Feleppa; Tian Liu; Frederick L. Lizzi; Andrew Kalisz; Ronald H. Silverman; Bernard Sigel; William R. Fair
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Paper Abstract

Two- and three-dimensional depictions of ultrasound echo signal data have potential for helping to detect and diagnose disease and to plan and monitor therapy. The utilization of very-high-frequency ultrasound and spectrum analysis of radio- frequency echo signals extends the capabilities of ultrasonic imaging for these purposes. Images generated using these techniques can present tissue architecture with exquisite resolution and can provide information on underlying properties of scatterers in the tissue. Changes in properties over time can be used to monitor disease progression or response to therapy. Relating tissue echo-signal parameters obtained from unknown tissue to database values of known tissue types can provide means of characterizing tissue for the purposes of detection or diagnosis and treatment planning. These potential applications are illustrated using examples from plaque, ophthalmic, skin, and prostate studies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3982, Medical Imaging 2000: Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing, (12 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.382259
Show Author Affiliations
Ernest Joseph Feleppa, Riverside Research Institute (United States)
Tian Liu, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Frederick L. Lizzi, Riverside Research Institute (United States)
Andrew Kalisz, Riverside Research Institute (United States)
Ronald H. Silverman, Weill Medical College of Cornell Univ. (United States)
Bernard Sigel, Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann Univ. (United States)
William R. Fair, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3982:
Medical Imaging 2000: Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing
K. Kirk Shung; Michael F. Insana, Editor(s)

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