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8 August 1989 Catheter-Mounted Ultrasound Probe For 3-D Arterial Reconstruction
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A novel approach to arterial imaging using ultrasonic data is presented. A catheter-mounted ultrasound probe is used to acquire data from within the arterial lumen. Signals reflected from the vessel wall are manipulated by specially created software in order to recreate a three dimensional model of the arterial segment. Of the available reconstruction strategies, the use of volume-elements (voxels) has been selected to create detailed and realistic images. A 2-D image is first formed from a matrix of picture elements (pixels), derived from co-ordinates obtained from the received ultrasound signal. The 3-D image is then recreated in full voxel space from a series of these 2-D pixel images using linear interpolation between the 2-D slices. The system has been used to recreate 3-D images of arterial models, post-mortem human arterial specimens and segments of femoral artery using data acquired 'in vivo'.
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Richard I. Kitney, Keith Straughan, Lincoln Moura, Christopher J. Burrell, Alastair H. McDonald, and Martin T. Rothman "Catheter-Mounted Ultrasound Probe For 3-D Arterial Reconstruction", Proc. SPIE 1068, Catheter-Based Sensing and Imaging Technology, (8 August 1989);

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