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1. (WO2017153301) FETAL IMAGING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/153301    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/055114
Publication Date: Fri Sep 15 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Tue Mar 07 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61B 8/08
A61B 8/00
Applicants: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
Inventors: QI, Yu
CHEN, Jiangang
LI, Lin
Title: FETAL IMAGING SYSTEM AND METHOD
Abstract:
An ultrasound fetal imaging system uses an acceleration sensor (16) for generating an acceleration signal relating to movement of the ultrasound transducer (10). A user is guided in how or where to move the ultrasound transducer based on the results of image processing of the ultrasound images. The user can thus be guided to move the transducer in a certain direction so as to achieve a complete scan of a fetus in a shortest possible time. This limits exposure of the expectant mother to the ultrasound energy. The fetal image obtained may be used to determine a fetal weight, for example using regression analysis based on some of the parameters derived from the obtained image.