TITLE

Three-dimensional ultrasound imaging and its use in quantifying organ and pathology volumes

AUTHOR(S)
Fenster, Aaron; Downey, D�nal B.
PUB. DATE
November 2003
SOURCE
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Nov2003, Vol. 377 Issue 6, p982
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Although ultrasonography is an important cost-effective imaging modality, technical improvements are needed before its full potential is realized for accurate and reproducible monitoring of disease progression or regression. Two-dimensional viewing of three-dimensional anatomy, using conventional ultrasonography, limits our ability to quantify and visualize pathology and is partly responsible for the reported variability in diagnosis and monitoring of disease progression. Efforts of investigators have focused on overcoming these deficiencies by developing 3D ultrasound imaging techniques that are capable of acquiring B-mode images using existing conventional ultrasound systems, reconstructing the information into 3D images, and then allowing interactive viewing of the 3D images on inexpensive desktop computers. In addition, the availability of 3D ultrasound images has allowed the development of manual and semi-automated techniques to quantify normal and abnormal anatomical volumes. In this paper we review our semi-automated 3D segmentation approaches for segmenting the surface of the carotid arteries and plaques, and segmenting the prostate. These techniques demonstrate that efficient segmentation techniques can be used with 3D ultrasound images to quantify anatomical organ volumes and morphology.
ACCESSION #
15124793

 

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