We describe the basics, devices and utility of three-dimensionaltransabdominal ultrasonography (3DUS). 3DUS volume measurements are accurate regardless of gallbladder configuration. 3DUS may be the most reliable method to estimate gallbladder motility. Virtual endoscopy imaging using 3DUS made it easier to understand three-dimensional shapes and surface conditions of the lesions, and it was more objective and stringent than conventional ultrasonography. We expect that 3DUS will contribute to the advance of ultrasonographic diagnoses of bilio-pancreatic diseases.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging