Interactive volume rendering of real-time three-dimensional ultrasound images.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Real-time, three-dimensional (RT3D) ultrasound allows video frame rate volumetric imaging. The ability to acquire full three-dimensional (3-D) image data in real-time is particularly helpful for applications such as cardiac imaging, which require visualization of complex and dynamic 3-D anatomy. Volume rendering provides a method for intuitive graphical display of the 3-D image data, but capturing the RT3D echo data and performing the necessary processing to generate a volumetric image in real time poses a significant technical challenge. We present a data capture and rendering implementation that uses off-the-shelf components to real-time volume render RT3D ultrasound images. Our approach allowed live, interactive volume rendering of RT3D ultrasound scans.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kuo, J; Bredthauer, GR; Castellucci, JB; von Ramm, OT

Published Date

  • February 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 54 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 313 - 318

PubMed ID

  • 17328328

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1525-8955

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0885-3010

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/tuffc.2007.245


  • eng