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Evaluation of a three-dimensional ultrasound localisation system incorporating probe pressure correction for use in partial breast irradiation.

Harris, EJ, Symonds-Taylor, R, Treece, GM, Gee, AH, Prager, RW, Brabants, P and Evans, PM (2009) Evaluation of a three-dimensional ultrasound localisation system incorporating probe pressure correction for use in partial breast irradiation. Br J Radiol, 82 (982). pp. 839-846.

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Abstract

This work evaluates a three-dimensional (3D) freehand ultrasound-based localisation system with new probe pressure correction for use in partial breast irradiation. Accuracy and precision of absolute position measurement was measured as a function of imaging depth (ID), object depth, scanning direction and time using a water phantom containing crossed wires. To quantify the improvement in accuracy due to pressure correction, 3D scans of a breast phantom containing ball bearings were obtained with and without pressure. Ball bearing displacements were then measured with and without pressure correction. Using a single scan direction (for all imaging depths), the mean error was <1.3 mm, with the exception of the wires at 68.5 mm imaged with an ID of 85 mm, which gave a mean error of -2.3 mm. Precision was greater than 1 mm for any single scan direction. For multiple scan directions, precision was within 1.7 mm. Probe pressure corrections of between 0 mm and 2.2 mm have been observed for pressure displacements of 1.1 mm to 4.2 mm. Overall, anteroposterior position measurement accuracy increased from 2.2 mm to 1.6 mm and to 1.4 mm for the two opposing scanning directions. Precision is comparable to that reported for other commercially available ultrasound localisation systems, provided that 3D image acquisition is performed in the same scan direction. The existing temporal calibration is imperfect and a "per installation" calibration would further improve the accuracy and precision. Probe pressure correction was shown to improve the accuracy and will be useful for the localisation of the excision cavity in partial breast radiotherapy.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Centre for Vision Speech and Signal Processing
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Harris, EJUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Symonds-Taylor, RUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Treece, GMUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gee, AHUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Prager, RWUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Brabants, PUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Evans, PMUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : October 2009
Identification Number : 10.1259/bjr/52611898
Uncontrolled Keywords : Breast Neoplasms, Female, Humans, Image Processing, Computer-Assisted, Imaging, Three-Dimensional, Phantoms, Imaging, Pressure, Radiotherapy Planning, Computer-Assisted, Ultrasonography, Mammary
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 12 Feb 2013 11:33
Last Modified : 23 Sep 2013 19:53
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/739015

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