Trans-urethral ultrasound (TUUS) imaging for visualization and analysis of the prostate and associated tissues

David R. Holmes III, Richard Robb

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Abstract

The incidence of prostate disease is high. However, accurate assessment of pathological conditions is still difficult. Although CT, MRI, and TRUS imaging methods provide useful information, each has specific drawbacks. Our work examines the potential and utility of 3D trans-urethral ultrasound (TUUS) for improved imaging of the prostate. Four normal canines were examined with TUUS. The catheter was placed in the urethra and used to image the prostate, rectum, bladder, ureter, neuro-vascular bundles, arteries, and surrounding tissue. 2D and 3D datasets were acquired and digitized. The 2D data provides useful visualization of the tissue. The clinician was also able to watch urine enter the bladder and perform a digital rectal exam in real-time. 3D data visualization required torodial reconstruction. The algorithm was optimized to provide very fast 3D reconstructions of the prostate. Segmentation of the data proved challenging, but 3D visualization, including volume rendered data and surface rendered data, were well accepted by clinicians. Clinicians and researchers determined a number of potential applications of these new techniques, including: prostate cancer diagnosis and staging, assessment of Benign Nodular Enlargement, assessment of physiologic function of the bladder, evaluation of morphologic properties of the prostate, and image guided biopsy and therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Pages126-132
Number of pages7
Volume70
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000
Event8th Annual Meeting of Medicine Meets Virtual Reality, MMVR 2000 - Newport Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 27 2000Jan 30 2000

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Other8th Annual Meeting of Medicine Meets Virtual Reality, MMVR 2000
CountryUnited States
CityNewport Beach, CA
Period1/27/001/30/00

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Prostate
Ultrasonography
Visualization
Ultrasonics
Tissue
Imaging techniques
Data visualization
Biopsy
Catheters
Urinary Bladder
Magnetic resonance imaging
Image-Guided Biopsy
Neoplasm Staging
Urethra
Ureter
Rectum
Blood Vessels
Canidae
Prostatic Neoplasms
Arteries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Trans-urethral ultrasound (TUUS) imaging for visualization and analysis of the prostate and associated tissues. / Holmes III, David R.; Robb, Richard.

Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 70 2000. p. 126-132.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Holmes III, DR & Robb, R 2000, Trans-urethral ultrasound (TUUS) imaging for visualization and analysis of the prostate and associated tissues. in Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. vol. 70, pp. 126-132, 8th Annual Meeting of Medicine Meets Virtual Reality, MMVR 2000, Newport Beach, CA, United States, 1/27/00. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-914-1-126
Holmes III, David R. ; Robb, Richard. / Trans-urethral ultrasound (TUUS) imaging for visualization and analysis of the prostate and associated tissues. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 70 2000. pp. 126-132
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