Median filters used for volume reconstruction in freehand 3-D ultrasound

Qinghua Huang, Yongping Zheng

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Abstract

Freehand 3-D ultrasound imaging has been playing an important role in obtaining entire 3-D impression of tissues and organs. Reconstructing a sequence of irregularly located B-scan images into a volume data set with regular voxel arrays is one of key procedures for visualization and data analysis. In this study, we investigated the feasibility of median filters for volume reconstruction in freehand systems. Three median filters were proposed to filter noises and obtain voxel intensities. Qualitative and quantitative comparison results were presented to demonstrate the performance of median filters for volume reconstruction. Compared with conventional distance weighted (DW) interpolation, the three median filters were able to preserve more image details and reconstruct volume data with better quality.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2005 27th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE-EMBS 2005
Pages1826-1829
Number of pages4
Volume7 VOLS
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Event2005 27th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE-EMBS 2005 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 1 Sep 20054 Sep 2005

Conference

Conference2005 27th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE-EMBS 2005
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period1/09/054/09/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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