Three-Dimensional Ultrasound of the Gastrointestinal Tract

  • Odd Helge Gilja
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


 Three-dimensional (3D) ultrasonographic methods have evolved as a supplement to ordinary 2D ultrasound examinations to improve volume estimation and enhance visualisation of complex structures. This chapter reviews some of the principles, methods and clinical applications in 3D ultrasonography of the gastrointestinal tract. Previously, the process of making 3D images based on ultrasonography was divided into 5 steps: Data acquisition, data digitization, data storage, data processing, and data display. However, at present real-time matrix probes have made 4D ultrasound imaging possible. 3D ultrasonography may become an important imaging modality in interventional medicine where accurate 3D display is warranted.


Rectal Cancer Functional Dyspepsia Duodenogastric Reflux Ultrasonographic Image Anal Sphincter Complex 
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  1. 1.Department of MedicineNational Center for Ultrasound in Gastroenterology, Haukeland University HospitalBergenNorway

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