3D Ultrasound Computer Tomography for Breast Cancer Diagnosis at KIT: an Overview

Nicole V. Ruiter, Torsten Hopp, Michael Zapf, Alexander Menshikov, C. Kaiser, Hartmut Gemmeke
3D Ultrasound Computer Tomography (USCT) emitting and receiving spherical wave fronts overcomes the limitations of 2D systems by offering a nearly isotropic 3D point spread function, a large depth of field, less loss of out-of-plane reflections, and fast 3D data acquisition. 3D devices for clinical practice require a more complex hard- and software due to the huge data rate, time-consuming image reconstruction, and large number of small transducers. The here reviewed KIT 3D USCT is a prototype
more » ... SCT is a prototype for clinical studies, which realizes for the first time the full benefits of a 3D system.
doi:10.5445/ir/1000079797 fatcat:fo77nf74qfg2pltsdd5n2difga