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Title: Composite ultrasound imaging apparatus and method

Abstract

An imaging apparatus and method for use in presenting composite two dimensional and three dimensional images from individual ultrasonic frames. A cross-sectional reconstruction is applied by using digital ultrasound frames, transducer orientation and a known center. Motion compensation, rank value filtering, noise suppression and tissue classification are utilized to optimize the composite image. 37 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia Corporation
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
672682
Patent Number(s):
5,806,521
Application Number:
PAN: 8-622,129
Assignee:
Sandia Corp., Albuquerque, NM (United States) SNL; SCA: 550600; PA: EDB-98:121644; SN: 98002026842
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 15 Sep 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
55 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, BASIC STUDIES; IMAGE PROCESSING; ULTRASONOGRAPHY; TWO-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; THREE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES

Citation Formats

Morimoto, A.K., Bow, W.J. Jr., Strong, D.S., and Dickey, F.M. Composite ultrasound imaging apparatus and method. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Morimoto, A.K., Bow, W.J. Jr., Strong, D.S., & Dickey, F.M. Composite ultrasound imaging apparatus and method. United States.
Morimoto, A.K., Bow, W.J. Jr., Strong, D.S., and Dickey, F.M. Tue . "Composite ultrasound imaging apparatus and method". United States.
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