Use of piezoelectric materials as markers in ultrasound imaging

Bruce C. Towe

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Abstract

Piezoelectric materials can be used as a type of contrast agent and implanted marker in medical diagnostic ultrasound images. Their use depends on their generation of ultrasound evoked electrical potentials that can be detected by remote electrodes. When these potentials are introduced into the imaging circuits of real time ultrasound imaging machines, it can produce a high image contrast for the material. This approach is fundamentally different than the usual methods of producing contrast in diagnostic images because it depends on a different physical interaction process. The method appears suited to labeling objects, catheters, biopsy needles, and other kinds of objects used as implanted markers in the body.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)0780356756
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 21st Annual Conference and the 1999 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (1st Joint BMES / EMBS) - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: Oct 13 1999Oct 16 1999

Publication series

NameAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume2
ISSN (Print)0589-1019

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1999 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 21st Annual Conference and the 1999 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (1st Joint BMES / EMBS)
CityAtlanta, GA, USA
Period10/13/9910/16/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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