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Volume estimation from multiplanar 2D ultrasound images using a remote electromagnetic position and orientation sensor

Hughes, S.W., D'Arcy, T.J., Maxwell, D. J., Chiu, W.S. C., Milner, A., Saunders, J.E, & Sheppard , R.J. (1996) Volume estimation from multiplanar 2D ultrasound images using a remote electromagnetic position and orientation sensor. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 22(5), pp. 561-572.

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Abstract

A system is described for calculating volume from a sequence of multiplanar 2D ultrasound images. Ultrasound images are captured using a video digitising card (Hauppauge Win/TV card) installed in a personal computer, and regions of interest transformed into 3D space using position and orientation data obtained from an electromagnetic device (Polbemus, Fastrak). The accuracy of the system was assessed by scanning 10 water filled balloons (13-141 ml), 10 kidneys (147  200 ml) and 16 fetal livers (8  37 ml) in water using an Acuson 128XP/10 (5 MHz curvilinear probe). Volume was calculated using the ellipsoid, planimetry, tetrahedral and ray tracing methods and compared with the actual volume measured by weighing (balloons) and water displacement (kidneys and livers). The mean percentage error for the ray tracing method was 0.9 ± 2.4%, 2.7 ± 2.3%, 6.6 ± 5.4% for balloons, kidneys and livers, respectively. So far the system has been used clinically to scan fetal livers and lungs, neonate brain ventricles and adult prostate glands.

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ID Code: 49957
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: three dimensional , 3D, ultrasound, volume measurement, image registration
DOI: 10.1016/0301-5629(96)00022-1
ISSN: 0301-5629
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Radiology and Organ Imaging (110320)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1996 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in <Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology>. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, [VOL 22, ISSUE 5, (1996)] DOI: 10.1016/0301-5629(96)00022-1
Deposited On: 30 Apr 2012 12:57
Last Modified: 01 May 2012 06:18

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