Optical holographic three-dimensional ultrasonography

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Science  19 Sep 1975:
Vol. 189, Issue 4207, pp. 994-995
DOI: 10.1126/science.1220010


Three-dimensional ultrasonograms prepared by superposition optical holography improves anatomical orientation and reduces the volume of data needed to study parenchymal organs such as breast, liver, kidney, spleen, and others. An optical hologram makes it possible to simultaneously view multiple planes of observations and see through and around structures without the superimposition of overlying structures. The use of pulse echo ultrasonograms results in better resolution and gray scale and permits multiplane viewing eliminates the geometric distortions present in acoustical holography.