Versatile Low-Cost Volumetric 3-D Ultrasound Platform for Existing Clinical 2-D Systems.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Ultrasound imaging has indications across many areas of medicine, but the need for training and the variability in skill and acquired image quality among 2-D ultrasound users have limited its wider adoption and utilization. Low-cost volumetric ultrasound with a known frame of reference has the potential to lower these operator-dependent barriers and enhance the clinical utility of ultrasound imaging. In this paper, we improve upon our previous research-scanner-based prototype to implement a versatile volumetric imaging platform for existing clinical 2-D ultrasound systems. We present improved data acquisition and image reconstruction schemes to increase quality, streamline workflow, and provide real-time visual feedback. We present initial results using the platform on a Vimedix simulator, as well as on phantom and in vivo targets using a variety of clinical ultrasound systems and probes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Morgan, MR; Broder, JS; Dahl, JJ; Herickhoff, CD

Published Date

  • October 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 2248 - 2256

PubMed ID

  • 29993653

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-254X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/TMI.2018.2821901


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States