3-D ultrasound for medical imaging in space

Richard J. Littlefield, Christian R. MacEdonia

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Ultrasound is attractive for medical imaging in space because scanners can be small, lightweight, low power, and have minimal electromagnetic emissions. In addition, unlike conventional 2-D ultrasound. 3-D ultrasound allows an operator with no diagnostic skills to collect high-quality scans that can be interpreted by a remote expert. This allows 3-D ultrasound to be used effectively in remote locations. These capabilities are illustrated by the MUSTPAC-1, a portable 3-D ultrasound telemedicine system recently developed for the U.S. military. Design, implementation, and field experiences with the MUSTPAC-1 are discussed, and extensions for use in space are proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSAE Technical Papers
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
Event27th International Conference on Environmental Systems - Lake Tahoe, NV, United States
Duration: Jul 14 1997Jul 17 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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