11 March 2010 Automated 3D whole-breast ultrasound imaging: results of a clinical pilot study
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We present the first clinical results of a novel fully automated 3D breast ultrasound system. This system was designed to match a Philips diffuse optical mammography system to enable straightforward coregistration of optical and ultrasound images. During a measurement, three 3D transducers scan the breast at 4 different views. The resulting 12 datasets are registered together into a single volume using spatial compounding. In a pilot study, benign and malignant masses could be identified in the 3D images, however lesion visibility is less compared to conventional breast ultrasound. Clear breast shape visualization suggests that ultrasound could support the reconstruction and interpretation of diffuse optical tomography images.
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Anaïs Leproux, Anaïs Leproux, Michiel van Beek, Michiel van Beek, Ute de Vries, Ute de Vries, Martin Wasser, Martin Wasser, Leon Bakker, Leon Bakker, Olivier Cuisenaire, Olivier Cuisenaire, Martin van der Mark, Martin van der Mark, Rob Entrekin, Rob Entrekin, "Automated 3D whole-breast ultrasound imaging: results of a clinical pilot study", Proc. SPIE 7629, Medical Imaging 2010: Ultrasonic Imaging, Tomography, and Therapy, 762902 (11 March 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.840391; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.840391

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