Performance characterization of a volumetric breast ultrasound scanner

Thomas R. Nelson, Jakob Nebeker, Susie Denton, Laura I. Cervino, Dolores H. Pretorius, John M Boone

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Abstract

The purpose of this project was to design, build, and characterize the performance of a volume breast ultrasound (VBUS) scanner that images the pendant breast. VBUS scanner design includes a: 1) clinical ultrasound scanner and transducer; 2) scanning table with a hole for the pendant breast; 3) rotational gantry; 4) probe mounting assembly; 5) compressionless breast stabilization device; 6) acquisition, control, reconstruction, and display software. Performance assessment characterized a variety of parameters including: spatial resolution, uniformity, and distortion using high and low contrast test objects in both horizontal and vertical scanning modes. The VBUS scanner modules have been constructed and initial performance evaluated. Approximately 300 scans are acquired over 360° in 18 seconds. Reconstruction requires 25 ms per slice. Test object images depicted hyper- and hypo-echoic masses and demonstrated good resolution, soft tissue contrast and reduced speckle compared to conventional US images. Although scanner performance is satisfactory, additional developments including reduced spacing transducer - scanned object spacing and corrections for sound velocity and aberrations will improve operation. Future work will continue system optimization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
Volume6510
EditionPART 1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
EventMedical Imaging 2007: Physics of Medical Imaging - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 18 2007Feb 22 2007

Other

OtherMedical Imaging 2007: Physics of Medical Imaging
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period2/18/072/22/07

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Ultrasonics
Transducers
Scanning
Acoustic wave velocity
Speckle
Aberrations
Mountings
Stabilization
Display devices
Tissue

Keywords

  • Breast
  • Cancer
  • Detection
  • Diagnosis
  • Tomography
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Nelson, T. R., Nebeker, J., Denton, S., Cervino, L. I., Pretorius, D. H., & Boone, J. M. (2007). Performance characterization of a volumetric breast ultrasound scanner. In Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE (PART 1 ed., Vol. 6510). [65101G] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.708325

Performance characterization of a volumetric breast ultrasound scanner. / Nelson, Thomas R.; Nebeker, Jakob; Denton, Susie; Cervino, Laura I.; Pretorius, Dolores H.; Boone, John M.

Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE. Vol. 6510 PART 1. ed. 2007. 65101G.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Nelson, TR, Nebeker, J, Denton, S, Cervino, LI, Pretorius, DH & Boone, JM 2007, Performance characterization of a volumetric breast ultrasound scanner. in Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE. PART 1 edn, vol. 6510, 65101G, Medical Imaging 2007: Physics of Medical Imaging, San Diego, CA, United States, 2/18/07. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.708325
Nelson TR, Nebeker J, Denton S, Cervino LI, Pretorius DH, Boone JM. Performance characterization of a volumetric breast ultrasound scanner. In Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE. PART 1 ed. Vol. 6510. 2007. 65101G https://doi.org/10.1117/12.708325
Nelson, Thomas R. ; Nebeker, Jakob ; Denton, Susie ; Cervino, Laura I. ; Pretorius, Dolores H. ; Boone, John M. / Performance characterization of a volumetric breast ultrasound scanner. Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE. Vol. 6510 PART 1. ed. 2007.
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