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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

JOURNAL ARTICLE: CoRR, vol. abs/1206.3975, 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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