3-D Ultrasound Imaging Using Helicoid Array Transducers.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Real-time 3-D intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) can enable faster imaging of surfaces orthogonal to the transducer, such as the pulmonary vein (PV) antra and cardiac valve annuli. However, the requirement for a 2-D grid of individually wired elements makes a traditional matrix array challenging to implement within an intravenous catheter. Helicoid array transducers are linear array transducers twisted about their long axis, allowing imaging of different elevation slices using sub-apertures. In this work, we examined the 3-D imaging characteristics of helicoid array transducers through simulations using Field II software and experimental measurements. We report results for varying transducer parameters, such as twist rate and sub-aperture size. We also discuss design considerations for these imaging parameters as they pertain to volumetric imaging of the heart.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kim, Y-J; Wolf, PD

Published Date

  • March 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 68 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 697 - 706

PubMed ID

  • 32894714

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1525-8955

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0885-3010

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/tuffc.2020.3022616


  • eng