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

Accurate assessment of pathological conditions in the prostate is difficult. Screening methods include palpation if the prostate gland, blood chemical testing, and diagnostic imaging. Trans-rectal Ultrasound (TRUS) is commonly used for the assessment of pathological conditions, however, TRUS is severely constrained by the relative distal location of the imaging probe. Trans-urethral Ultrasound (TUUS) may overcome some limitations of TRUS. A TUUS catheter was used to image the prostate, rectum, bladder, ureter, neuro-vascular bundles, arteries, and surrounding tissue. In addition, 360° rotational scans were recorded for reconstruction into 3D volumes. Segmentation was challenging, however, new techniques such as active contour methods show potential. Online visualization was useful for navigation through the prostate and examination of relevant structures. 3D visualizations, including both volume and surface rendering, were provided to clinicians off-line. On-line 3D visualization techniques are currently being developed. Potential applications of TUUS include: prostate cancer diagnosis and staging as well as image guided biopsy and therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Pages22-27
Number of pages6
Volume3976
StatePublished - 2000
EventMedical Imaging 2000: Image Display and Visualization - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Feb 13 2000Feb 15 2000

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OtherMedical Imaging 2000: Image Display and Visualization
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period2/13/002/15/00

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Visualization
Ultrasonics
prostate gland
Tissue
Imaging techniques
rectum
bladder
arteries
navigation
bundles
blood
therapy
screening
examination
cancer
probes
Biopsy
Catheters
Screening
Navigation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Holmes III, D. R., & Robb, R. (2000). Trans-urethral ultrasound (TUUS) imaging for visualization and analysis of the prostate and associated tissues. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 3976, pp. 22-27). Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.

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

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3976 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 2000. p. 22-27.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Holmes III, DR & Robb, R 2000, Trans-urethral ultrasound (TUUS) imaging for visualization and analysis of the prostate and associated tissues. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 3976, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, pp. 22-27, Medical Imaging 2000: Image Display and Visualization, San Diego, CA, USA, 2/13/00.
Holmes III DR, Robb R. Trans-urethral ultrasound (TUUS) imaging for visualization and analysis of the prostate and associated tissues. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3976. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. 2000. p. 22-27
Holmes III, David R. ; Robb, Richard. / Trans-urethral ultrasound (TUUS) imaging for visualization and analysis of the prostate and associated tissues. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3976 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 2000. pp. 22-27
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