Vibrating interventional device detection using real-time 3D color doppler
We have previously described guidance of several interventional devices using a real time 3D (RT3D) ultrasound system with 3D color Doppler combined with the ColorMark technology. We then developed an analytical model for a vibrating needle to maximize the tip vibrations and improve the reliability and sensitivity of our technique. In this work, we use the analytical model and improved radiofrequency (RF) and color Doppler filters to detect two different vibrating devices in water tank experiments as well as in an in vivo canine experiment. An atrial septal puncture needle and an endomyocardial biopsy forceps, each vibrating at 1.3 kHz, were inserted into the vascular graft and were tracked using 3D color Doppler. Improved RF and wall filters increased the detected color Doppler sensitivity by 14 dB. In three simultaneous planes from the in vivo 3D scan, we identified both the septal puncture needle and the biopsy forceps within the right atrium using the 2.5 MHz probe. A display filter was used to suppress the unwanted flash artifact associated with physiological motion. © 2007 IEEE.
- Fronheiser, MP; Idriss, SF; Wolf, PD; Smith, SW
- December 1, 2007
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- 868 - 871
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