Prototype of a low-cost 3D breast ultrasound imaging system

Vivian Ayres De Souza Luccas, Mehran Azimbagirad, Luciana Camargo Cabrelli, Theo Zeferino Pavan, Luiz Otavio Murta Junior, Antonio Adilton Oliveira Carneiro
2019 Zenodo  
This work describes a setup of the new acquisition system for 3D ultrasound images (i.e. B-mode) for breast tomography. Since premature and precise breast lesions diagnoses turn out in treatment more efficient and save lives, we are looking for a more precise, less painful exams and dose reduction for the patient. Therefore, a low cost scanner mechanism was built aiming to accommodate breasts under water while patient is laid down on a bed in which a robotic arm guides the ultrasound probe to
more » ... quire 2D images. Then 3D image is reconstructed using the 2D images due to render the mammary volume searching for lesions. The low cost scanner was built using a regular ultrasound machine, linear probe and major controls made by an Arduino Uno. We compared the acquired phantom images with gold standard images for mammary tissues diagnostics, i.e. Computerized Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Images. This study was evaluated using a paraffin-gel and mineral oil control phantom. Results show that the provided module is convicting enough to be used in local hospital as the next step of this study.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3473672 fatcat:qr4xjh46grch3ilbvczq5mqrma