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The Ultrasound Visualization Pipeline - A Survey

Åsmund Birkeland and Veronika Šoltészová and Dieter Hönigmann and Odd Helge Gilja and Svein Brekke and Timo Ropinski and Ivan Viola

ARTICLE, CoRR, 2012

Abstract

Ultrasound is one of the most frequently used imaging modality in medicine. The high spatial resolution, its interactive nature and non-invasiveness makes it the first choice in many examinations. Image interpretation is one of ultrasound�s main challenges. Much training is required to obtain a confident skill level in ultrasound-based diagnostics. State-of-the-art graphics techniques is needed to provide meaningful visualizations of ultrasound in real-time. In this paper we present the process-pipeline for ultrasound visualization, including an overview of the tasks performed in the specific steps. To provide an insight into the trends of ultrasound visualization research, we have selected a set of significant publications and divided them into a technique-based taxonomy covering the topics pre-processing, segmentation, registration, rendering and augmented reality. For the different technique types we discuss the difference between ultrasound-based techniques and techniques for other modalities.

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@article{Birkeland12TheUltrasound,
 author    = {{\AA}smund Birkeland and
               Veronika \v{S}olt{\'e}szov{\'a} and
               Dieter H{\"o}nigmann and
               Odd Helge Gilja and
               Svein Brekke and
               Timo Ropinski and
               Ivan Viola},
 title     = {The Ultrasound Visualization Pipeline - A Survey},
 journal   = {CoRR},
 volume    = {abs/1206.3975},
 year      = {2012},
 url       = {http://arxiv.org/abs/1206.3975},
  abstract = {Ultrasound is one of the most frequently used imaging modality in
  medicine. The high spatial resolution, its interactive nature and non-invasiveness
  makes it the first choice in many examinations. Image interpretation is one of ultrasound�s
  main challenges. Much training is required to obtain a confident skill level in
  ultrasound-based diagnostics. State-of-the-art graphics techniques is needed to provide
  meaningful visualizations of ultrasound in real-time. In this paper we present
  the process-pipeline for ultrasound visualization, including an overview of the tasks
  performed in the specific steps. To provide an insight into the trends of ultrasound
  visualization research, we have selected a set of significant publications and divided
  them into a technique-based taxonomy covering the topics pre-processing, segmentation,
  registration, rendering and augmented reality. For the different technique
  types we discuss the difference between ultrasound-based techniques and techniques
  for other modalities.},

}






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