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1. (WO2017149027) AUTOMATED ULTRASONIC MEASUREMENT OF NUCHAL FOLD TRANSLUCENCY

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/149027    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/054799
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Mar 02 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61B 8/08
A61B 8/00
Applicants: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
Inventors: HELLER, Susan, Gay
WAN, Yayun
CAO, Ji
Title: AUTOMATED ULTRASONIC MEASUREMENT OF NUCHAL FOLD TRANSLUCENCY
Abstract:
An ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system is used to acquire a fetal image in a sagittal view for the performance of a nuchal translucency measurement. After a fetal image has been acquired, a zoom box is positioned over the image, encompassing a region of interest. The size of the zoom box is automatically set for the user in correspondence with gestational age or crown rump length. The system automatically tracks the region of interest within the zoom box in the presence of fetal motion in an effort to maintain the region of interest within the zoom box despite movement by the fetus.