Fetal heart rate measurements of twins using a single flexible transducer matrix

Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureConferentiebijdrageAcademicpeer review

Uittreksel

The increased use of assisted reproductive technology and increasing maternal age have led to a significant increase of twin births in Western countries. Twin pregnancies are associated with increased risk for fetal distress and, therefore, monitoring fetal health is crucial. Fetal well-being is typically assessed by measuring the fetal heart rate (fHR) using a Doppler ultrasound (US) transducer. In twin pregnancies, two independent US transducers need to be manually positioned on the maternal abdomen, which requires skill and experience. Common clinical problems are: 1) both hearts lie in the same sample volume (SV) of the same transducer, leading to erroneous fHR registration, 2) the heart locations change due to fetal movement hence moving out of the sample volume, 3) registration of the maternal heart rate and 4) both US transducers aim at the same heart and measure the same fHR. In this study, we propose twin-fHR measurements using a flexible US transducer matrix. The array aperture allows measuring the Doppler power from multiple SVs simultaneously to localize both fetal hearts in 3D. Furthermore, automated Doppler signal clustering enables unambiguous determination of the fHR of both fetuses.

TaalEngels
Titel2018 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2018
Plaats van productiePiscataway
UitgeverijIEEE Computer Society
Aantal pagina's4
ISBN van elektronische versie978-1-5386-3425-7
ISBN van geprinte versie978-1-5386-3426-4
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 17 dec 2018
Evenement2018 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2018 - Kobe, Japan
Duur: 22 okt 201825 okt 2018

Congres

Congres2018 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2018
Verkorte titelIUS 2018
LandJapan
StadKobe
Periode22/10/1825/10/18

Vingerafdruk

heart rate
transducers
matrices
pregnancy
abdomen
fetuses
health
apertures

Citeer dit

Hamelmann, P., Vullings, R., Misch, M., Kolen, A. F., van Laar, J. O. E. H., & Bergsmans, J. W. M. (2018). Fetal heart rate measurements of twins using a single flexible transducer matrix. In 2018 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2018 [8579731] Piscataway: IEEE Computer Society. DOI: 10.1109/ULTSYM.2018.8579731
Hamelmann, Paul ; Vullings, Rik ; Misch, Massimo ; Kolen, Alexander F. ; van Laar, Judith O.E.H. ; Bergsmans, Jan W.M./ Fetal heart rate measurements of twins using a single flexible transducer matrix. 2018 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2018. Piscataway : IEEE Computer Society, 2018.
@inproceedings{bcd88b42eabb4521843c7c493cffc9fa,
title = "Fetal heart rate measurements of twins using a single flexible transducer matrix",
abstract = "The increased use of assisted reproductive technology and increasing maternal age have led to a significant increase of twin births in Western countries. Twin pregnancies are associated with increased risk for fetal distress and, therefore, monitoring fetal health is crucial. Fetal well-being is typically assessed by measuring the fetal heart rate (fHR) using a Doppler ultrasound (US) transducer. In twin pregnancies, two independent US transducers need to be manually positioned on the maternal abdomen, which requires skill and experience. Common clinical problems are: 1) both hearts lie in the same sample volume (SV) of the same transducer, leading to erroneous fHR registration, 2) the heart locations change due to fetal movement hence moving out of the sample volume, 3) registration of the maternal heart rate and 4) both US transducers aim at the same heart and measure the same fHR. In this study, we propose twin-fHR measurements using a flexible US transducer matrix. The array aperture allows measuring the Doppler power from multiple SVs simultaneously to localize both fetal hearts in 3D. Furthermore, automated Doppler signal clustering enables unambiguous determination of the fHR of both fetuses.",
author = "Paul Hamelmann and Rik Vullings and Massimo Misch and Kolen, {Alexander F.} and {van Laar}, {Judith O.E.H.} and Bergsmans, {Jan W.M.}",
year = "2018",
month = "12",
day = "17",
doi = "10.1109/ULTSYM.2018.8579731",
language = "English",
isbn = "978-1-5386-3426-4",
booktitle = "2018 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2018",
publisher = "IEEE Computer Society",
address = "United States",

}

Hamelmann, P, Vullings, R, Misch, M, Kolen, AF, van Laar, JOEH & Bergsmans, JWM 2018, Fetal heart rate measurements of twins using a single flexible transducer matrix. in 2018 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2018., 8579731, IEEE Computer Society, Piscataway, Kobe, Japan, 22/10/18. DOI: 10.1109/ULTSYM.2018.8579731

Fetal heart rate measurements of twins using a single flexible transducer matrix. / Hamelmann, Paul; Vullings, Rik; Misch, Massimo; Kolen, Alexander F.; van Laar, Judith O.E.H.; Bergsmans, Jan W.M.

2018 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2018. Piscataway : IEEE Computer Society, 2018. 8579731.

Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureConferentiebijdrageAcademicpeer review

TY - GEN

T1 - Fetal heart rate measurements of twins using a single flexible transducer matrix

AU - Hamelmann,Paul

AU - Vullings,Rik

AU - Misch,Massimo

AU - Kolen,Alexander F.

AU - van Laar,Judith O.E.H.

AU - Bergsmans,Jan W.M.

PY - 2018/12/17

Y1 - 2018/12/17

N2 - The increased use of assisted reproductive technology and increasing maternal age have led to a significant increase of twin births in Western countries. Twin pregnancies are associated with increased risk for fetal distress and, therefore, monitoring fetal health is crucial. Fetal well-being is typically assessed by measuring the fetal heart rate (fHR) using a Doppler ultrasound (US) transducer. In twin pregnancies, two independent US transducers need to be manually positioned on the maternal abdomen, which requires skill and experience. Common clinical problems are: 1) both hearts lie in the same sample volume (SV) of the same transducer, leading to erroneous fHR registration, 2) the heart locations change due to fetal movement hence moving out of the sample volume, 3) registration of the maternal heart rate and 4) both US transducers aim at the same heart and measure the same fHR. In this study, we propose twin-fHR measurements using a flexible US transducer matrix. The array aperture allows measuring the Doppler power from multiple SVs simultaneously to localize both fetal hearts in 3D. Furthermore, automated Doppler signal clustering enables unambiguous determination of the fHR of both fetuses.

AB - The increased use of assisted reproductive technology and increasing maternal age have led to a significant increase of twin births in Western countries. Twin pregnancies are associated with increased risk for fetal distress and, therefore, monitoring fetal health is crucial. Fetal well-being is typically assessed by measuring the fetal heart rate (fHR) using a Doppler ultrasound (US) transducer. In twin pregnancies, two independent US transducers need to be manually positioned on the maternal abdomen, which requires skill and experience. Common clinical problems are: 1) both hearts lie in the same sample volume (SV) of the same transducer, leading to erroneous fHR registration, 2) the heart locations change due to fetal movement hence moving out of the sample volume, 3) registration of the maternal heart rate and 4) both US transducers aim at the same heart and measure the same fHR. In this study, we propose twin-fHR measurements using a flexible US transducer matrix. The array aperture allows measuring the Doppler power from multiple SVs simultaneously to localize both fetal hearts in 3D. Furthermore, automated Doppler signal clustering enables unambiguous determination of the fHR of both fetuses.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85060645501&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1109/ULTSYM.2018.8579731

DO - 10.1109/ULTSYM.2018.8579731

M3 - Conference contribution

SN - 978-1-5386-3426-4

BT - 2018 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2018

PB - IEEE Computer Society

CY - Piscataway

ER -

Hamelmann P, Vullings R, Misch M, Kolen AF, van Laar JOEH, Bergsmans JWM. Fetal heart rate measurements of twins using a single flexible transducer matrix. In 2018 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2018. Piscataway: IEEE Computer Society. 2018. 8579731. Beschikbaar vanaf, DOI: 10.1109/ULTSYM.2018.8579731