Improved imaging of the carotid artery in the short-axis plane by a mechanical scanning ultrasonic probe

Kazuki Kudo, Hideyuki Hasegawa, Hiroshi Kanai

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Abstract

To image the intima-media complex of the carotid artery in a wider region, a method for measuring cross-sectional images in the arterial short-axis plane is presented. Using the proposed mechanical scanning system for an ultrasonic probe, cross-sectional images of a silicon rubber tube and a human carotid artery are measured in basic experiments and in in vivo experiments, respectively. These experiments show that this method successfully images the short-axis cross sections. Using the method proposed in this article, B-mode images in the short-axis plane can be accurately measured in a wider region than is possible with conventional methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-27
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Medical Ultrasonics
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar 1

Keywords

  • B-mode image of artery
  • Intima-media thickness
  • Short-axis plane
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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