Enhanced Ultrasound Visualization for Procedure Guidance

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Title: Enhanced Ultrasound Visualization for Procedure Guidance
Author: Brattain, Laura
Citation: Brattain, Laura. 2014. Enhanced Ultrasound Visualization for Procedure Guidance. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University.
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Abstract: Intra-cardiac procedures often involve fast-moving anatomic structures with large spatial extent and high geometrical complexity. Real-time visualization of the moving structures and instrument-tissue contact is crucial to the success of these procedures. Real-time 3D ultrasound is a promising modality for procedure guidance as it offers improved spatial orientation information relative to 2D ultrasound. Imaging rates at 30 fps enable good visualization of instrument-tissue interactions, far faster than the volumetric imaging alternatives (MR/CT). Unlike fluoroscopy, 3D ultrasound also allows better contrast of soft tissues, and avoids the use of ionizing radiation.
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