Three-dimensional (3D) Panoramic ultrasound imaging is a Virtual Navigator option which allows the acquisition of ultrasound (US) volumes of Doppler signals, then it merges them together to obtain a panoramic volume dataset of the full scanned area. This technology can also be used for the fusion imaging between a 3D Panoramic US dataset and a second imaging modality as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) or Computed Tomography (CT). In the present work Virtual Navigator 3D Panoramic technology was applied to the transcranial district, where hemodynamic data provided by 3D US scans of Power Doppler signals were fused with the anatomical brain MRI data. A Motion Control Sensor enabled correction of the examined subject's movements, even after the Virtual Navigator registration procedure. In vitro tests for the Motion Compensation technology precision measurement and in vivo tests for the feasibility of the fusion of 3D Panoramic US Power Doppler data with anatomical MRI are provided as well.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biomedical Engineering