In vitro estimation of foetal liver volume using ultrasound, x-ray computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging

Hughes, Stephen W., D'Arcy, Tom J., Maxwell, Daryl J., & Saunders, John E. (1997) In vitro estimation of foetal liver volume using ultrasound, x-ray computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Physiological Measurement, 18(4), pp. 401-410.

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Sixteen formalin-fixed foetal livers were scanned in vitro using a new system for estimating volume from a sequence of multiplanar 2D ultrasound images. Three different scan techniques were used (radial, parallel and slanted) and four volume estimation algorithms (ellipsoid, planimetry, tetrahedral and ray tracing). Actual liver volumes were measured by water displacement. Twelve of the sixteen livers also received x-ray computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) scans and the volumes were calculated using voxel counting and planimetry. The percentage accuracy (mean ± SD) was 5.3 ± 4.7%, −3.1 ± 9.6% and −0.03 ± 9.7% for ultrasound (radial scans, ray volumes), MR and CT (voxel counting) respectively. The new system may be useful for accurately estimating foetal liver volume in utero.

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ID Code: 50041
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: volume, computed tomography, CT, magnetic resonance, MR, ultrasound, 3D, three dimensional
DOI: 10.1088/0967-3334/18/4/011
ISSN: 0967-3334
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 1997 IOP Publishing Ltd
Deposited On: 01 May 2012 23:18
Last Modified: 02 May 2012 02:14

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