Three-dimensional imaging in ultrasound

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Ultrasonic three-dimensional images are constructed by "stacking" B-scan tomograms or ultrasonic CAT scans with a computer algorithm for subsequent perspective or sectional display. Perspective images of surfaces representing Doppler measurements of fluid velocity are illustrated in combination with isovelocity contours for flows through a flexible tube in vitro. Isospeed contours calculated from a dynamically moving epicardial surface are mapped onto the heart surface illustrating the combination of quantitative parametric data with a qualitative surface display. The efficacy of three-dimensional displays for increasing the information density and comprehensibility of pictoral representations of ultrasonic data sets is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)579-589
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Medical Systems
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Information Systems
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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