The Community for Technology Leaders
RSS Icon
Issue No.02 - March/April (2000 vol.20)
pp: 53-61
This article describes a method for mosaicing volumes acquired from a 3D ultrasound device. The method is based on an image-based registration technique that transforms one volume to align with the other. The transformation is composed of a coarse rigid transformation and a fine elastic warp. The fine transformation assumes that the two volumes are close enough for the mapping between them to be expressed in terms of their gradient values. Large seamless mosaics of ultrasonic volumes are generated for a real-time visual simulator of an ultrasound device.
Mosaicing, Visual Simulations, Ultrasound, Warping Registration, Medical Imaging
Dror Aiger, Daniel Cohen-Or, "Mosaicing Ultrasonic Volumes for Visual Simulation", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol.20, no. 2, pp. 53-61, March/April 2000, doi:10.1109/38.824541
1. D. Aiger and D. Cohen-Or, "Real-Time Ultrasound Imaging Simulation," Real-Time Imaging, Vol. 4, No. 3, Aug. 1998, pp. 263-274.
2. P.A. van der Elsen, E.J.D. Pol, and M.A. Viergever, "Medical Image Matching—A Review With Classification," IEEE Eng. in Medicine and Biology, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 26-39, 1993.
3. J.P. Thirion, Fast Non-Rigid Matching of 3D Medical Images, Tech. Report 2547, French Nat'l Inst. for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA), Rocquencourt, France, May 1995.
4. L. Brown, “A Survey of Image Registration Techniques,” ACM Computing Surveys, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 325-376, 1992.
5. D.C. Barber, "Registration of Low-Resolution Medical Images," Physics Medical Biology, Vol. 27, No. 3, 1992, pp. 87-96.
6. J.R. Bergen, P. Anandan, K.J. Hanna, and R. Hingorani, “Hiercharchical Model-Based Motion Estimation,” Proc. European Conf. Computer Vision, pp. 237-252, 1992.
7. D. Shepard, “A Two-Dimensional Interpolation Function for Irregularly Spaced Data,” Proc. 23rd National ACM Conf., ACM Press, New York, 1968, pp. 517-524.
8. G. Borgefors, "An Improved Version of the Chamfer Matching Algorithm," Proc. 7th Int'l Conf. Pattern Recognition, IEEE Press, Piscataway, N.J., 1984, pp. 1175-1177.
9. S. Kirkpatrick, Jr., C.D. Gelatt, and M.P. Vecchi, "Optimization by Simulated Annealing," Science, Vol. 220, No. 4598, 1983, pp. 671-680.
10. V. Varavithya and P. Mohapatra, “Tree-Based Multicasting on Wormhole Routed Multistage Interconnection Networks,” IEEE Trans. Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 10, no. 11, pp. 1,159–1,177, Nov. 1999.
597 ms
(Ver 2.0)

Marketing Automation Platform Marketing Automation Tool