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Three-dimensional ultrasound: accuracy of distance and volume measurements.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8807760     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of three-dimensional ultrasound distance and volume measurements using a commercially available three-dimensional ultrasound scanner. Sixty-two distance measurements were performed twice on an ultrasound tissue-mimicking phantom located in a water bath. Three-dimensional ultrasound distance measurements were compared to the actual distance. Volume measurements were made in a water bath with 21 balloons of various shapes ranging in volume from 20 ml to 490 ml. Three-dimensional ultrasound volume measurements were compared to actual balloon volumes and to conventional two-dimensional ultrasound volume calculations. The mean absolute error in three-dimensional ultrasound distance measurements was 1.0 +/- 0.8% (range, -2.3 to +1.9%) in the plane of acquisition and 1.0 +/- 0.6% (range, -2.0 to -0.2%) for planes with other orientations. Three-dimensional ultrasound volume measurements showed a mean absolute error of 6.4 +/- 4.4% (range, -6.0% to +15.5%), which was considerably better than two-dimensional ultrasound volume estimates having a mean absolute error of 12.6 +/- 8.7% (range, -27.5% to +39.2%). Volume measurements using two-dimensional ultrasound methods were much less accurate than three-dimensional ultrasound methods for irregularly shaped objects. In conclusion, our data show that three-dimensional ultrasound measurements of distance and volume are sufficiently accurate to use clinically.
M Riccabona; T R Nelson; D H Pretorius
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0960-7692     ISO Abbreviation:  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1996 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-11-22     Completed Date:  1996-11-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9108340     Medline TA:  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  429-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Radiology, University Hospital, LKH Graz, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnostic Imaging / instrumentation,  methods*
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / methods
Phantoms, Imaging*
Reproducibility of Results
Ultrasonography, Prenatal / instrumentation,  methods*

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