Chapter 15. The Challenges of Volume Ultrasound: Real Time Full-Volume Imaging

  1. Navin C. Nanda MD, FACC, FAHA Professor of Medicine Director1,2,
  2. Ming Chon Hsiung MD Physician Associate Researcher3,4,
  3. Andrew P. Miller MD, FACC, FAHA Assistant Professor of Medicine5,6 and
  4. Fadi G. Hage MD Assistant Professor6,7

Published Online: 14 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320305.ch15

Live/Real Time 3D Echocardiography

Live/Real Time 3D Echocardiography

How to Cite

Nanda, N. C., Hsiung, M. C., Miller, A. P. and Hage, F. G. (2010) The Challenges of Volume Ultrasound: Real Time Full-Volume Imaging, in Live/Real Time 3D Echocardiography, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444320305.ch15

Author Information

  1. 1

    Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Heart Station/Echocardiography Laboratories University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

  2. 2

    Echocardiography Laboratory, The Kirklin Clinic, University of Alabama Health Services Foundation Birmingham, AL, USA

  3. 3

    Division of Cardiology, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China

  4. 4

    Department of Medical Research and Education, Cheng Hsin General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China

  5. 5

    CardioVascular Associates, PC, Birmingham, AL, USA

  6. 6

    Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA

  7. 7

    Section of Cardiology, Birmingham Veteran's Administration Medical Center, Birmingham, AL, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 2 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405161411

Online ISBN: 9781444320305

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Keywords:

  • volume ultrasound challenges - real time full-volume imaging;
  • ultrasound unique among medical imaging modalities - it being real time;
  • key performance measure of real time imaging systems - the information rate;
  • new clinical applications and imaging techniques - information rate of existing platforms becoming bottleneck;
  • information rate of imaging system - for achievable image quality and exam efficiency;
  • data size and density;
  • real time 3D imaging versus stitched image acquisition;
  • automated tools, segmenting and presenting data - key to utilizing data in organized fashion;
  • greatest practical differentiator of ultrasound - its real time imaging capability;
  • Siemens Acuson SC2000 - resolving information rate limiting steps in real time full-volume imaging

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Information rate

  • Real time 3D imaging versus stitched image acquisition

  • Data size and density

  • Conclusion