AbstractsComputer Science

Advanced Three-Dimensional Echocardiography

by B. Ren (Ben)

Institution: Erasmus University
Year: 2014
Keywords: 3D Echocardiography; imaging
Record ID: 1241839
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/1765/77036


abstract__Abstract__ During the development of echocardiography, 3D echocardiography imaging represents a major innovation in cardiovascular ultrasound (Figure 1). Advancements in computer and transducer technologies permit real-time 3D acquisition and presentation of cardiac structures from any view. An important milestone in the history of real-time 3D echocardiography was reached shortly after the year 2000, with the development of fully sampled matrix-array transducers (Figure 2). These transducers provide excellent real-time imaging of the beating heart in three dimensions and require significant technological developments in both hardware and software.markdown