Co-registration of digital mammography with 3-dimensional breast ultrasound using a full-field matrix of piezoelectric crystal transducer elements -a phantom study

Authors

  • Chetley L.C. Gervais Sandwich Secondary School, LaSalle, Ont., Canada

Keywords:

Computerized tomography, Digital devices, Imaging systems, Magnetic resonance imaging, Ultrasonics, Breast cancer, Digital mammography, Image resolution

Abstract

The Matrix Probe "fusion" prototype co-registered digital mammography and 3D medical ultrasound system demonstrates the successful manual production of a 3D high resolution block of DICOM3 data which can be reviewed in any plane or reconstructed in sequence like a CT or MRI scan. This embodiment eliminates the previous requirement for an external hybrid spatial position sensor, significantly improves image resolution and incorporates the medical DICOM3 image standard. This new biomedical engineering technology allows precise correlation of multi-planar reconstructed 3D ultrasound images with standard digital mammography images improving spatial accuracy during investigation of breast cancer. The Matrix Probe "fusion" device also demonstrates the feasibility of RHESUS - Remote Hybrid Endoscopic Surgical Ultrasound System using the real-time (4D) capabilities of this device.

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Published

2005-12-01

How to Cite

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Gervais CL. Co-registration of digital mammography with 3-dimensional breast ultrasound using a full-field matrix of piezoelectric crystal transducer elements -a phantom study. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2005 Dec. 1 [cited 2022 Jun. 27];33(4):60-6. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1775

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Technical Articles