17 March 2015 Breast ultrasound tomography with two parallel transducer arrays: preliminary clinical results
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Ultrasound tomography has great potential to provide quantitative estimations of physical properties of breast tumors for accurate characterization of breast cancer. We design and manufacture a new synthetic-aperture breast ultrasound tomography system with two parallel transducer arrays. The distance of these two transducer arrays is adjustable for scanning breasts with different sizes. The ultrasound transducer arrays are translated vertically to scan the entire breast slice by slice and acquires ultrasound transmission and reflection data for whole-breast ultrasound imaging and tomographic reconstructions. We use the system to acquire patient data at the University of New Mexico Hospital for clinical studies. We present some preliminary imaging results of in vivo patient ultrasound data. Our preliminary clinical imaging results show promising of our breast ultrasound tomography system with two parallel transducer arrays for breast cancer imaging and characterization.
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Lianjie Huang, Junseob Shin, Ting Chen, Youzuo Lin, Miranda Intrator, Kenneth Hanson, Katherine Epstein, Daniel Sandoval, Michael Williamson, "Breast ultrasound tomography with two parallel transducer arrays: preliminary clinical results", Proc. SPIE 9419, Medical Imaging 2015: Ultrasonic Imaging and Tomography, 941916 (17 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2082404; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2082404
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