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Three dimensional vascular ultrasound imaging.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1746788     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) is a new catheter-based system that produces two-dimensional (2D) images of vascular structures. Existing systems produce real-time, cross-sectional "slices" of vessels using 5.0 French (Fr) (30 MHz) and 8.0 Fr (20 MHz) IVUS catheters containing ultrasound transducers at the tip. Computerized, three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of these 2D images using a personal computer- (PC) based image analysis system is described. A set (n = 90) of longitudinally aligned, consecutive images is sampled from a 5.0 cm vessel segment, and computerized processing creates rendered 3D images. By adjusting image density threshold and viewing angle, the morphology, location, and spatial distribution of arterial pathology can be seen. Refinements in computer hardware and software have reduced processing time and improved image resolution to the point where 3D IVUS imaging is a clinically applicable tool. Possible applications include diagnosis of complex arterial pathology, guidance of intraluminal instruments, and assessment of the effects of endovascular interventions.
D M Cavaye; M R Tabbara; G E Kopchok; T E Laas; R A White
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American surgeon     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0003-1348     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Surg     Publication Date:  1991 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-01-16     Completed Date:  1992-01-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370522     Medline TA:  Am Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  751-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Vascular Surgery, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance 90509.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Vessels / ultrasonography*
Catheterization / instrumentation
Equipment Design
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
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