3D Freehand Ultrasound Reconstruction based on Probe Trajectory

Pierrick Coupé 1 Pierre Hellier 1 Noura Azzabou 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 : 3D freehand ultrasound imaging is a very attractive technique in medical examinations and intra-operative stage for its cost and field of view capacities. This technique produces a set of non parallel B-scans which are irregularly distributed in the space. Reconstruction amounts to computing a regular lattice volume and is needed to apply conventional computer vision algorithms like registration. In this paper, a new 3D reconstruction method is presented, taking explicitly into account the probe trajectory. Experiments were conducted on different data sets with various probe motion types and indicate that this technique outperforms classical methods, especially on low acquisition frame rate.
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Pierrick Coupé, Pierre Hellier, Noura Azzabou, Christian Barillot. 3D Freehand Ultrasound Reconstruction based on Probe Trajectory. 8th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, Sep 2005, Palm Springs, USA, pp.597-604, ⟨10.1007/11566465_74⟩. ⟨inria-00131284⟩

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