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Basics on 3D Ultrasound

Lúcio Borges Cruz

Keywords : Basics,principles,3D ultrasound and technique

Citation Information : Cruz LB. Basics on 3D Ultrasound. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2008; 2 (4):1-5.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1071

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-09-2009

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2008; The Author(s).


In the last few years, technology has progressed to make ultrasound imaging a viable tool. Following Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of 3-dimensional ultrasound (3DUS) in November 1997, interest has increased to get more benefits from this new advance.

Scientific advances in imaging processing in recent years have taken ultrasound into the next generation. Until recently, processing speeds were still too slow to offer real time benefit to 3D ultrasound systems. New developments with motion estimation and imaging registration techniques can allow 3D data acquisition to be accomplished without the need for position sensing devices.

The purpose of this article is to review the basics on 3DUS, 3DUS the method and its mains advantages, limitations as well as to mention some frequent pitfalls. It is also aimed to remark important points in pre- and postprocessing.

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