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Automated 3D whole-breast ultrasound imaging: results of a clinical pilot study
Author(s): Anaïs Leproux; Michiel van Beek; Ute de Vries; Martin Wasser; Leon Bakker; Olivier Cuisenaire; Martin van der Mark; Rob Entrekin
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Paper Abstract

We present the first clinical results of a novel fully automated 3D breast ultrasound system. This system was designed to match a Philips diffuse optical mammography system to enable straightforward coregistration of optical and ultrasound images. During a measurement, three 3D transducers scan the breast at 4 different views. The resulting 12 datasets are registered together into a single volume using spatial compounding. In a pilot study, benign and malignant masses could be identified in the 3D images, however lesion visibility is less compared to conventional breast ultrasound. Clear breast shape visualization suggests that ultrasound could support the reconstruction and interpretation of diffuse optical tomography images.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7629, Medical Imaging 2010: Ultrasonic Imaging, Tomography, and Therapy, 762902 (11 March 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.840391
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Anaïs Leproux, Philips Research (Netherlands)
Michiel van Beek, Philips Research (Netherlands)
Ute de Vries, Leids Univ. Medisch Ctr. (Netherlands)
Martin Wasser, Leids Univ. Medisch Ctr. (Netherlands)
Leon Bakker, Philips Research (Netherlands)
Olivier Cuisenaire, Philips Healthcare (France)
Martin van der Mark, Philips Research (Netherlands)
Rob Entrekin, Philips Healthcare (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7629:
Medical Imaging 2010: Ultrasonic Imaging, Tomography, and Therapy
Jan D'hooge; Stephen A. McAleavey, Editor(s)

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