Three-dimensional multi-slice view: new prospects for evaluation of congenital anomalies in the fetus


Kalache, Karim D., Bamberg, Christian, Proquitté, Hans, Sarioglu, Nanette, Lebek, Holger and Esser, Tilman (2006) Three-dimensional multi-slice view: new prospects for evaluation of congenital anomalies in the fetus. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 25, (8), 1041-1049.

Download

Full text not available from this repository.

Description/Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to describe the use and potential of Multi-Slice View 3-dimensional (3D) ultrasonographic software (Medison Co, Ltd, Seoul, Korea) in showing fetal congenital anomalies. METHODS: Fetuses with congenital anomalies diagnosed by means of 2-dimensional ultrasonography were prospectively included in the study. Good-quality 3D volumes of the region of interest were obtained in each case. Subsequently, these volumes were reviewed with use of 3D eXtended Imaging with Multi-Slice View and SonoMR (Medison Co, Ltd). Image processing was performed through the use of off-line software (Medison XI Viewer, version 1.0.0.218). RESULTS: A total of 6 fetuses (median gestational age, 27 weeks; range, 16-35 weeks) with the following anomalies were examined: dacryocystocele, esophageal atresia, right-sided aortic arch, hydrometrocolpos, horseshoe kidney, and hemivertebra. Images of diagnostic quality were obtained from all patients. According to the respective underlying anomalies and the positions of the fetuses, images were obtained from the initial axial plane in 2 cases (esophageal atresia and right-sided aortic arch) and from reconstructed planes in the remaining 4 cases (dacryocystocele, hydrometrocolpos, horseshoe kidney, and hemivertebra). CONCLUSIONS: Three-dimensional Multi-Slice View can deliver informative images of the region of interest regardless of fetal position. It may be particularly helpful for evaluation of difficult anomalies in the fetus.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0278-4297 (print)
Related URLs:
Keywords: roi, region of interest, 3dus, 3-dimensional ultrasonography, 2dus, 2-dimensional ultrasonography
Subjects: R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine
ePrint ID: 61265
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:43
Contact Email Address: kalache@soton.ac.uk
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/61265

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item