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A Novel Temporal Calibration Method for 3D Ultrasound

François Rousseau 1 Pierre Hellier 1 Christian Barillot 1
1 VisAGeS - Vision, Action et Gestion d'informations en Santé
INSERM - Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale : U746, Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique , IRISA-D5 - SIGNAUX ET IMAGES NUMÉRIQUES, ROBOTIQUE
Abstract : This paper examines a novel approach for temporal calibration of a 3D freehand ultrasound (US) system. A localization system fixed on the probe gives the position and orientation of the probe. For quantitative use, calibration is needed to correctly localize a B-scan in 4D (3D+t) space. Temporal latency estimation is defined in a general robust formulation using no specific probe motion constraints. Experiments were performed on synthetic and real data using a 3D freehand ultrasound system. The achieved precision is lower than the image acquisition rate ($40ms$). A validation study using a calibration phantom has been performed to evaluate the influence of incorrect latency estimation on the 3D reconstruction procedure. We showed that for latency estimation errors less than $40ms$, the 3D reconstruction errors are negligible for volume estimation.
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François Rousseau, Pierre Hellier, Christian Barillot. A Novel Temporal Calibration Method for 3D Ultrasound. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2006. ⟨inria-00001215⟩



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