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Three-dimensional ultrasound imaging.

Prager, RW and Ijaz, UZ and Gee, AH and Treece, GM (2010) Three-dimensional ultrasound imaging. Proc Inst Mech Eng H, 224. pp. 193-223. ISSN 0954-4119

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This review is about the development of three-dimensional (3D) ultrasonic medical imaging, how it works, and where its future lies. It assumes knowledge of two-dimensional (2D) ultrasound, which is covered elsewhere in this issue. The three main ways in which 3D ultrasound may be acquired are described: the mechanically swept 3D probe, the 2D transducer array that can acquire intrinsically 3D data, and the freehand 3D ultrasound. This provides an appreciation of the constraints implicit in each of these approaches together with their strengths and weaknesses. Then some of the techniques that are used for processing the 3D data and the way this can lead to information of clinical value are discussed. A table is provided to show the range of clinical applications reported in the literature. Finally, the discussion relating to the technology and its clinical applications to explain why 3D ultrasound has been relatively slow to be adopted in routine clinics is drawn together and the issues that will govern its development in the future explored.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Equipment Design Equipment Failure Analysis Image Enhancement Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted Imaging, Three-Dimensional Technology Assessment, Biomedical Transducers Ultrasonography
Divisions: Div F > Machine Intelligence
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:08
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2021 06:15
DOI: 10.1243/09544119JEIM586