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3D Ultrasound in the Management of Premature Babies with Intraventricular Hemorrhage

This project involves premature babies who are afflicted with intraventricular hemorrhage or post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus. Previously, our lab has developed a motor device to capture ultrasound images in 3D, and a software to process these images. The motor device houses the regular 2D ultrasound probe, and rotates it about its axis to serially acquire multiple 2D scans. In-house developed software then converts the series of 2D images into a 3D image, and allows user-guided processing to measure the volume of the ventricle. The goal of this project is to determine ventricular volume thresholds for optimal intervention timing. We are also investigating whether the posture of the baby can impact the volume measurements of the lateral ventricles.

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Motor device with mounted 2D ultrasound probe

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3D model of ventricle after segmentation

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