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
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
PublisherIEEE
Pages1063
Number of pages1
Volume2
ISBN (Print)0780356756
StatePublished - 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

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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

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Piezoelectric materials
Ultrasonics
Imaging techniques
Contrast Media
Biopsy
Catheters
Needles
Labeling
Electrodes
Networks (circuits)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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Towe, B. C. (1999). Use of piezoelectric materials as markers in ultrasound imaging. In Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings (Vol. 2, pp. 1063). Piscataway, NJ, United States: IEEE.

Use of piezoelectric materials as markers in ultrasound imaging. / Towe, Bruce C.

Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings. Vol. 2 Piscataway, NJ, United States : IEEE, 1999. p. 1063.

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

Towe, BC 1999, Use of piezoelectric materials as markers in ultrasound imaging. in Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings. vol. 2, IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, United States, pp. 1063, Proceedings 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, 10/13/99.
Towe BC. Use of piezoelectric materials as markers in ultrasound imaging. In Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings. Vol. 2. Piscataway, NJ, United States: IEEE. 1999. p. 1063
Towe, Bruce C. / Use of piezoelectric materials as markers in ultrasound imaging. Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings. Vol. 2 Piscataway, NJ, United States : IEEE, 1999. pp. 1063
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