To indicate that 3D low-frequency ultrasound tomography with 3D data acquisition (volography) is a safe, low-cost, high-resolution, whole-body meso-scale medical imaging modality that gives high-resolution quantitatively accurate clinically relevant images.
We compare the speed of sound accuracy in various organs in situ. We validate our 3D ultrasound tomography images using MRI and gross section anatomy as ground truth in 10-day old piglets. Data acquisition is accomplished with the QT Scanner at ∼1 MHz center frequency, and array transceivers for reflection data @3.6 MHz. Images are generated with unique model-based 3D ultrasound tomography algorithms. In reflection, we use 3D refraction-corrected ray tracing to allow 360° compounding with sub-mm resolution. Four 10-12 day old pigs were anesthetized and whole-body images were acquired via low-frequency transmitted ultrasound and 3T MRI.
Tissue values were within an average of 1.07% (0.5%) of the literature values. We also show the detailed correlation of our images with MRI images in axial, coronal, and sagittal views. Volography images of a piglet show high resolution and quantitative accuracy, showing more contrast &resolution than 3T MRI, including the kidney showing medulla, cortex and fibrous cover, and small intestines with ileal lumen detail visible.
We establish that 3D ultrasound tomography (volography), yields high-resolution quantitatively accurate images whole-body images in presence of bone and air which are potentially clinically useful but have not appeared in the literature.

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