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A three-dimensional ultrasound imaging system includes an ultrasound probe to direct ultrasound waves to and to receive reflected ultrasound waves from a target volume of a subject under examination. The ultrasound probe is swept over the target volume along a linear scanning path and the reflected ultrasound waves are conveyed to a computer wherein successive two-dimensional images of the target volume are digitized. The digitized two-dimensional images can be used to generate a three-dimensional image with virtually no delay. A user interface allows a user to manipulate the displayed image. Specifically, the entire displayed image may be rotated about an arbitrary axis, a surface of the displayed image may be translated to provide different cross-sectional views of the image and a selected surface of the displayed image may be rotated about an arbitrary axis. All of these manipulations can be achieved via a single graphical input device such as a mouse connected to the computer.

Title
Three-dimensional imaging system
Application Number
264800
Publication Number
5842473
Application Date
November 24, 1995
Publication Date
December 1, 1998
Inventor
Janpeter T Larsen
London
CA
Shane Dunne
London
CA
Aaron Fenster
London
CA
Agent
Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
Assignee
Life Imaging Systems
CA
IPC
A61B 8/08
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