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Speckle Noise Reduction in Ultrasound Images for Improving the Metrological Evaluation of Biomedical Applications: An Overview

Carlos A. Duarte-Salazar, Andres E. Castro-Ospina, Miguel A. Becerra, Edilson Delgado-Trejos
2020 IEEE Access  
In recent years, many studies have examined filters for eliminating or reducing speckle noise, which is inherent to ultrasound images, in order to improve the metrological evaluation of their biomedical  ...  INDEX TERMS Diffusion filtering, image pre-processing, metrological evaluation, spatial filtering, speckle noise, ultrasound images, wavelet filtering.  ...  CONCLUSION This paper presented an overview of speckle noise filtering methods implemented in US images for improving the accuracy of their results, which has an impact on legal metrology for healthcare  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.2967178 fatcat:uw2oze6rkjg47gvr6ua6zlublq

An Overview of Advances in Signal Processing Techniques for Classical and Quantum Wideband Synthetic Apertures [article]

Peter Vouras, Kumar Vijay Mishra, Alexandra Artusio-Glimpse, Samuel Pinilla, Angeliki Xenaki, David W. Griffith, Karen Egiazarian
2022 arXiv   pre-print
The SAs may either use a mechanical positioner to move an antenna through space or deploy a distributed network of sensors.  ...  Herein, we provide a brief overview of emerging signal processing trends in such spatially and spectrally wideband SA systems.  ...  Official contribution of the U.S. government; not subject to copyright in the United States.  ... 
arXiv:2205.05602v1 fatcat:74vr5wq6zjcjdf7wtitpbbfquu

A Review on Development of a High Resolution Imaging System at 635 nm and 840 nm

Kartik Shrivastav, Nalbalwar S.L., Roshan Makkar
2019 IJARCCE  
It provides the cross-sectional images of an sample in X & Y direction. It provides the depth as in millimeter range with the resolution in micrometer range.  ...  This Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) technique is a non-invasive technology used in medical as well as in non-medical applications. It is used to produce high resolution images.  ...  Ultrahigh resolution of OCT system with image enhancement technique by speckle noise reduction W.  ... 
doi:10.17148/ijarcce.2019.8627 fatcat:rsvzapy5xrdd7breuz27hou2im

Supercontinuum radiation in fluorescence microscopy and biomedical imaging applications

Chetan Poudel, Clemens F. Kaminski
2019 Journal of the Optical Society of America. B, Optical physics  
In this review, we provide a brief overview on the generation and properties of supercontinuum radiation for imaging applications.  ...  to improve supercontinuum stability for certain applications.  ...  The features offered by the compact pulsed SC laser make it an ideal source for a wide range of biophotonics applications in fluorescence microscopy and biomedical imaging.  ... 
doi:10.1364/josab.36.00a139 fatcat:vcwc4ovklzghxbtubvmkbspx5y

A transparency model and its applications for simulation of reflector arrays and sound transmission

Claus Lynge Christensen, Jens Holger Rindel
2006 Journal of the Acoustical Society of America  
Speckle reduction of echographic image by transmitting ultrasonic waves of double peak spectrum.  ...  The dynamic range of harmonic components higher than the third, however, is not enough for effective speckle reduction.  ...  However, the glider provides a low-noise and low-speed platform, potentially improving the signal-to-noise ratio.  ... 
doi:10.1121/1.4786982 fatcat:uh2zucni3zaa5nnkivc5sh5tpq

Interferometry-Based Optoacoustic Tomography [chapter]

Hagyong Kihm, Stefan A. Carp, Vasan Venugopalan
2017 Photoacoustic Imaging and Spectroscopy  
stability for biomedical application.  ...  The reduction of image acquisition time is thus an important hurdle that the optoacoustic-imaging community faces.  ... 
doi:10.1201/9781420059922-24 fatcat:ss7tbmq5yneivasoydboob7vdm

Optical coherence elastography – OCT at work in tissue biomechanics [Invited]

Kirill V. Larin, David D. Sampson
2017 Biomedical Optics Express  
Optical coherence elastography (OCE), as the use of OCT to perform elastography has come to be known, began in 1998, around ten years after the rest of the field of elastography - the use of imaging to  ...  After a slow start, the maturation of OCT technology in the early to mid 2000s has underpinned a recent acceleration in the field.  ...  Of course, interest in speckle metrology, and in efficient algorithms for speckle tracking outside of OCE, goes back a long way [20] , and was also an active field in the first half of the 2000s [19,  ... 
doi:10.1364/boe.8.001172 pmid:28271011 pmcid:PMC5330567 fatcat:m6ka7wrfobez7grwmuraid3nfi

A combined local and global motion estimation and compensation method for cardiac CT

Qiulin Tang, Beshan Chiang, Akinola Akinyemi, Alexander Zamyatin, Bibo Shi, Satoru Nakanishi, Bruce R. Whiting, Christoph Hoeschen
2014 Medical Imaging 2014: Physics of Medical Imaging  
speckle in ultrasound images.  ...  Thus, speckle reduction while preserving the tissue structure (e.g., edges and boundaries of lesions) is essential for ultrasound B-mode imaging.  ...  Studies have shown that there is variation in the agreement between operators viewing the same tissue [1] suggesting that a complimentary technique for verification could improve the robustness of the  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.2043492 fatcat:fyzpc5m6jbh7fjohqpdmtzkhte

A design methodology for 2D sparse NDE arrays using an efficient implementation of refracted-ray TFM

Jerzy Dziewierz, Timothy Lardner, Anthony Gachagan
2013 2013 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS)  
Recent advances in the field of tissue engineering include the engineering of skin, cartilage, and bladder, all of which are relatively thin tissues that can rely on diffusion for the delivery of oxygen  ...  These changes in collagen microstructure were produced using both ultrasound standing wave fields and traveling wave fields.  ...  The authors acknowledge the ANR and DGA for their support under the project Metactif, grant ANR-11-ASTR-015.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ultsym.2013.0035 fatcat:th5znfh7y5bklfdbmhb4u6iq2i

Review of in-situ process monitoring and in-situ metrology for metal additive manufacturing

Sarah K. Everton, Matthias Hirsch, Petros Stravroulakis, Richard K. Leach, Adam T. Clare
2016 Materials & design  
Developments in process control have allowed significant enhancement of AM techniques and marked improvements in surface roughness and material properties, along with a reduction in inter-build variation  ...  Lack of assurance of quality with additively manufactured (AM) parts is a key technological barrier that prevents manufacturers from adopting AM technologies, especially for high-value applications where  ...  The authors would also like to acknowledge the UK Research Centre in Non-Destructive Evaluation (RCNDE) (EPSRC grant EP/L022125/1), 'Insitu monitoring of component integrity during additive manufacturing  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.matdes.2016.01.099 fatcat:hm55gd3ssnccjdms5qmpnfvaoe

Chronicle. 59th Open Seminar on Acoustics Boszkowo, Poland, September 10–14, 2012

Arkadiusz Józefczak
2012 Archives of Acoustics  
The Open Seminar on Acoustics (OSA) is an annual conference, the largest in the country which has been bringing Polish acousticians together for nearly sixty years.  ...  The Scientific and Organizing Committees of 59th Open Seminar on Acoustics would like to present the abstracts of papers submitted for this conference.  ...  biomedical applications.  ... 
doi:10.2478/v10168-012-0047-y fatcat:5wzt63vlwjegvpz4ghskcfa27y

A unique way of sound production in the snapping shrimp (Alpheus heterochaelis)

Barbara Schmitz, Michel Versluis, Anna von der Heydt, Detlef Lohse
2000 Journal of the Acoustical Society of America  
Understanding the destruction process of ultrasound contrast agents is important in therapeutic ultrasound applications ͑such as ultrasoundenhanced drug delivery͒, as well as in certain imaging applications  ...  agents for imaging and therapy applications. ͓  ...  It is important to design an appropriate cost function to improve the quality of speech produced by a corpus-based text-to-speech ͑TTS͒ synthesis.  ... 
doi:10.1121/1.4743419 fatcat:g5t436uevvdzfdqfenskbzrgla

Roadmap on optical sensors

Mário F S Ferreira, Enrique Castro-Camus, David J Ottaway, José Miguel López-Higuera, Xian Feng, Wei Jin, Yoonchan Jeong, Nathalie Picqué, Limin Tong, Björn M Reinhard, Paul M Pellegrino, Alexis Méndez (+3 others)
2017 Journal of Optics  
An application that will probably develop strongly in the coming years is the use of terahertz frequencies for high speed telecommunications.  ...  Two sections of this paper provide an overview of laser-based and frequency combbased sensors.  ...  Acknowledgments: We thank Steve Maddern, Andre Luiten, Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem and Ori Henderson-Sapir for useful discussions.  ... 
doi:10.1088/2040-8986/aa7419 pmid:29375751 pmcid:PMC5781231 fatcat:a52iumt3uvfrfaqquzfwxwofhe

Trends in preference, programming and design of concert halls for symphonic music

Anders C. Gade
2008 Journal of the Acoustical Society of America  
in real-time using an integrated ultrasound imaging probe.  ...  from speckle serves as an index of diagnosis.  ...  The results show that, despite a dramatic reduction of speech information, a pattern of binary gains provides an adequate basis for speech perception in noise.  ... 
doi:10.1121/1.2932471 fatcat:hhka5ml2fvcszklkzau2lw3gka

Cross‐spectral synergy and consonant identification

Thomas Ulrich Christiansen, Steven Greenberg
2008 Journal of the Acoustical Society of America  
This paper provides an overview of a unique monitoring system used in England and Wales for tracking the sound insulation performance for 110 000 new build homes per annum.  ...  There are no specific regulations in several European countries for assessing such kind of noise, neither reference indexes for its evaluation.  ...  This talk presents an overview of physical basis for the action of acoustic radiation force on particles in standing waves in relation to biomedical applications.  ... 
doi:10.1121/1.2935680 fatcat:znwocm35unasharfwbcap5omim
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