SMI with Doppler Luminance in Obstetrics

JOURNAL TITLE: Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Author
1. Nobuhiro Mori
2. Mohamed Ahmed Mostafa AboEllail
3. Takahito Miyake
4. Toshiyuki Hata
5. Kenji Kanenishi
6. Emiko Nitta
ISSN
0973-614X
DOI
10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1588
Volume
13
Issue
2
Publishing Year
2019
Pages
9
Author Affiliations
    1. Department of Perinatology and Gynecology, Kagawa University Graduate School of Medicine, Kagawa, Japan
  • Article keywords
    3D, Color Doppler, Fetus, Obstetrics, Placenta, Superb microvascular imaging, SMI with Doppler luminance, Ultrasound

    Abstract

    Superb microvascular imaging (SMI) with Doppler luminance (Aplio i800, Canon Medical Systems, Tokyo, Japan) is a new color Doppler, which shows three-dimensional SMI information on a two-dimensional gray-scale image by shading based on the amplitude of the color Doppler signal. Moreover, we can obtain more precise vasculature of fetal organs and the placenta using an 18 MHz probe. In this picture-based article, cutting-edge SMI with Doppler luminance features of fetal peripheral vessels and normal and abnormal placentas are presented. Also, to aid investigations of fetal and placental circulations, the present and future applicability of SMI with Doppler luminance is considered.

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