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Journal of Medical Imaging

Hole filling with oriented sticks in ultrasound volume reconstruction
Author(s): Thomas Vaughan; Andras Lasso; Tamas Ungi; Gabor Fichtinger
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Paper Abstract

Volumes reconstructed from tracked planar ultrasound images often contain regions where no information was recorded. Existing interpolation methods introduce image artifacts and tend to be slow in filling large missing regions. Our goal was to develop a computationally efficient method that fills missing regions while adequately preserving image features. We use directional sticks to interpolate between pairs of known opposing voxels in nearby images. We tested our method on 30 volumetric ultrasound scans acquired from human subjects, and compared its performance to that of other published hole-filling methods. Reconstruction accuracy, fidelity, and time were improved compared with other methods.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 August 2015
PDF: 11 pages
J. Med. Imag. 2(3) 034002 doi: 10.1117/1.JMI.2.3.034002
Published in: Journal of Medical Imaging Volume 2, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas Vaughan, Queen's Univ. (Canada)
Andras Lasso, Queen's Univ. (Canada)
Tamas Ungi, Queen's Univ. (Canada)
Gabor Fichtinger, Queen's Univ. (Canada)

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