Experimental investigation of 3D velocity vector measurement using ring array probe

Yusuke Kawasaki, Naotaka Nitta, Tsuyoshi Shiina

研究成果: Article査読


Technique of Measuring 3-D velocity vector components is important for the correct diagnosis of the blood flow pattern and quantitative assessment of intratumor perfusion. However, present equipment based on ultrasonic Doppler can not provide us true 3-D velocity. To overcome the problem, we previously proposed a new method of 3-D velocity vector measurement. The method uses 2-D array probe and enable us to obtain three components of velocity vector with real time by integrating the Doppler phase shift on the each element with the relative small single aperture compared with conventional method. Basic performance of the method has been evaluated by computer simulation. In this paper, to evaluate the feasibility of the proposed method, experimental investigation using a simple ring array probe and a phantom were carried out. Three components of velocity vector for different velocity magnitude and flow direction were measured. Experimental results validated its ability of measuring 3-D velocity and its feasibility.

ジャーナルIEICE Transactions on Information and Systems
出版ステータスPublished - 2002 1月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • ソフトウェア
  • ハードウェアとアーキテクチャ
  • コンピュータ ビジョンおよびパターン認識
  • 電子工学および電気工学
  • 人工知能


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