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Abstract for treece_tr438

Cambridge University Engineering Department Technical Report CUED/F-INFENG/TR438

HIGH RESOLUTION FREEHAND 3D ULTRASOUND

G.M. Treece, A.H. Gee, R.W. Prager, C.J.C. Cash and L.H. Berman

August 2002

This paper describes a high resolution freehand 3D ultrasound system, whose accuracy surpasses that of previously documented systems. Such accuracy is achieved through a series of novel system design and calibration techniques. The accuracy is quantified using a purpose-built, tissue-mimicking phantom, designed to create idealised in vivo scanning conditions. The paper includes a thorough discussion of the various different ways of measuring system accuracy and their relative merits, and compares in this context all recently documented freehand 3D ultrasound systems.


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