High resolution 3D color flow mapping of breast vasculature

K. Whittaker Ferrara, B. Zagar, M. Plantec, J. Sokil-Melgar

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In order to develop a three dimensional (3D) color flow map of low velocity flow through small vessels, we explore the use of a high resolution velocity estimation technique and the use of 3D continuity to reconstruct a single vascular tree. Following the transmission of a wideband signal, a signal processing strategy which tracks the motion of red blood cells in small regions is used to estimate the axial velocity. A new method for optimization of the coherent signal interval is introduced. We also consider the effect of various noise sources on the resulting color flow map. Motion of the rib cage and breast tissue during cardiac systole are shown to display unique features and we evaluate the extent and velocity of this tissue motion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1995 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium. Part 1 (of 2) - Seattle, WA, USA
Duration: Nov 7 1995Nov 10 1995


OtherProceedings of the 1995 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium. Part 1 (of 2)
CitySeattle, WA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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