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The last two decades have witnessed unprecedented developments of new imaging systems making use of 3-D visualization - systems that have revolutionized diagnostic radiology. Now, for the first time, this groundbreaking resource offers you exclusive coverage of the latest techniques in diagnostic and therapeutic 3-D ultrasound imaging instrumentation and techniques. Providing a solid overview of potential applications in clinical practice, you find need-to-know details on major diseases, including vascular diseases, breast cancer, cardiac abnormalities, prostate cancer. Moreover, the book covers state-of-the-art computer-aided diagnosis strategies and presents innovative treatments enabled by advances in ultrasound technology. Packed with over 250 illustrations, this trail-blazing volume offers you the clear, practical guidance on the latest technologies in your field.
Table Of Contents
Part I: Recent Advances in Ultrasound InstrumentationRecent Advances in 3-D Ultrasound Imaging.; Part II: 2-D/3-D Ultrasound in Vascular Imaging3-D Ultrasound Imaging of the Carotid Arteries. Segmentation of the Intema-media and plaque in Ultrasound Imaging of the Carotid. An Intelligent Systems for the Assessment of the Morphology of Atherosclerotic Carotid Plaque in Ultrasound Imaging. Ultrasound Carotid Artery Segmentation.; Part III: 2-D/3-D Breast Ultrasound ImagingBreast Lesion Classification Using 3-D Ultrsound. 3-D Breast Ultrasound Stain Imaging. Breast Lesion Tracking in Low SNR Ultrasound Images Sequence Combing Hausdorff Distance, Non-Extensive Entropy in Level Set Formulation.; Part IV: 3-D Cardiac Ultrasound ImagingLeft Ventricle Segmentation Using 3-D Ultrasound. Diagnosis of Heart by Phonocardiography. Echocardiography: A Tool for LVSD Identification.; Part V: 3-D Prostrate Ultrasound ImagingSegmentation of Prostrate from 3-D Ultrasound.; Part VI: Application of 3-D Therapeutic and Image Guidance UltrasoundHIFU Therapy Planning Using Pre-treatment Ultrasound Imaging and Simulation. 3-D Ultrasound for Image Guidance. Localization of Tools from 3-D Ultrasound. Therapeutic and Surgical Ultrasound. Imaging Modalities for Non-Invasive Feedback on Focused Ultrasound and Thermotherapy.;