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This was used later by Eyer and coworkers (29) in a duplex system. The first commercial system to accomplish this was produced by the Quantum Corporation of Issaquah, Washington. 16 This system generated the real-time monochrome B-mode display in a conventional manner by amplitude detection of returned echoes from tissue (30). This would generate a gray-scale value for the amplitude of the return echoes. The color flow component of the system worked by analyzing the phase changes between echoes from each ultrasound scan line.
9 The images created by this system were crude but did allow us to apply the device clinically and to begin the study of patients with carotid artery disease. 10, which shows a longitudinal display of the carotid artery, with both the internal and external carotid arteries in view. In examining the image, it appeared that both the internal and external carotid arteries were patent. However, when an arteriogram was done, it was noted that the internal carotid artery was occluded. Obviously, the material that was occluding the vessel had similar acoustic properties as blood and could not be detected on the basis of image alone.
Although the continuous wave (CW) Doppler had to be applied â blindlyâ in a sense, it was possible to use one's knowledge of anatomy to guide the examination and determine what vessels were being insonated. Dr. Robert Rushmer, one of the early physiologists with an interest in this field, was able to predict its potential for use in humans (9). He applied the terminology nondestructive testing (10). When the first transcutaneous CW Doppler system was developed at the University of Washington, there were two applications that appeared worthy of further research.