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The Ultrasound Visualization Pipeline - A Survey [article]

Åsmund Birkeland, Veronika Solteszova, Dieter Hönigmann, Odd Helge Gilja, Svein Brekke, Timo Ropinski, Ivan Viola
2012 arXiv   pre-print
Much training is required to obtain a confident skill level in ultrasound-based diagnostics.  ...  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  ...  in order to be applicable to ultrasound volume imaging.  ... 
arXiv:1206.3975v1 fatcat:v6kskbqhargfxlwz7wyeqae6wu

Volume Measurement in Sequential Freehand 3-D Ultrasound [chapter]

Graham Treece, Richard Prager, Andrew Gee, Laurence Berman
1999 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
However, it is hard to generate a regular volume of data from the resulting non-parallel ultrasound images.  ...  The only 3D technique which retains the scanning flexibility and wide area of application of 2D ultrasound, is freehand 3D ultrasound, where a 2D probe is moved manually and its location sensed remotely  ...  Thanks also to David Tricker, for much needed encouragement and long lunch breaks.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-48714-x_6 fatcat:nilyibalarhr3dj63v2kdx3bge

3D reconstruction from 2D images with hierarchical continuous simplices

Yunhao Tan, Jing Hua, Ming Dong
2007 The Visual Computer  
The novel techniques and algorithms proposed in this paper can be applied to reconstruct a heterogeneous solid model with complex geometry and topology from other visual data.  ...  The 2D images are first aligned to generate an initial 3D volume, followed by the creation of a tetrahedral domain using the Carver algorithm.  ...  Acknowledgement The authors would like to thank Drs. Ying He and Hong Qin for creative discussions, Dr. Weiping Ren for providing the testing data, and Juanjie Ren for proofreading.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00371-007-0157-0 fatcat:xrd25uxeereffaaiajph7x42o4

Modeling Multiresolution 3D Scalar Fields through Regular Simplex Bisection

Kenneth Weiss, Leila De Floriani, Marc Herbstritt
2011 Dagstuhl Publications  
Next, we survey the applications of these meshes to modeling multiresolution 3D scalar fields, with an emphasis on interactive visualization.  ...  Such meshes are described through hierarchical data structures and their representation is characterized by the modeling primitive used.  ...  In [48] , Roxborough and Nielson utilize the hierarchy of tetrahedra to reconstruct volumetric shapes based on freehand ultrasound data. Similarly, Mello et al. [36] and Tanaka et al.  ... 
doi:10.4230/dfu.vol2.sciviz.2011.360 dblp:conf/dagstuhl/WeissF11 fatcat:hgzcj4334zdwnpuagmpspibtei

Doppler Ultrasound Driven Biomechanical Model of the Brain for Intraoperative Brain-Shift Compensation: A Proof of Concept in Clinical Conditions [chapter]

Marek Bucki, Olivier Palombi, Mathieu Bailet, Yohan Payan
2012 Studies in Mechanobiology, Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials  
A patient specific Finite Element biomechanical model of the brain further extends the resulting sparse deformation field to the overall organ volume.  ...  Finally, the estimated global deformation is applied to all pre-operatively available volumetric images or data, such as tumor contours, and the corrected planning is displayed to the surgeon.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors wish to thank Dr. Pierre Lavagne and Dr.  ... 
doi:10.1007/8415_2012_119 fatcat:id7vypjyyjbzrk2q4h54txxftq

Multiresolution Heterogeneous Solid Modeling and Visualization Using Trivariate Simplex Splines [article]

J. Hua, Y. He, H. Qin
2004 Solid Modeling  
volumes.  ...  In addition, based on the simplex spline theory, we derive several theoretical formula and propose a fast direct rendering algorithm for interactive data analysis and visualization of the simplex spline  ...  Roxborough and Nielson [RN00] presented a method for visualization of freehand collected three-dimensional ultrasound data based on adaptive, progressive construction of the tetrahedral mesh.  ... 
doi:10.2312/sm.20041376 fatcat:n5wkunhci5cdtltyfziyzri4g4

Simplex and Diamond Hierarchies: Models and Applications

K. Weiss, L. De Floriani
2011 Computer graphics forum (Print)  
Such decompositions, originally developed for finite elements, are extensively used as the basis for multiresolution models of scalar fields, such as terrains, and static or time-varying volume data.  ...  This leads to two classes of data structures and to different query approaches.  ...  Acknowledgments We would like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their many helpful suggestions. This work has been partially supported by the National Science Foundation under grant CCF-0541032.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1467-8659.2011.01853.x fatcat:srj3xptopjee5p73gip7vz3w4a

Simplex and Diamond Hierarchies: Models and Applications [article]

K. Weiss, L. De Floriani
2010 Eurographics State of the Art Reports  
Such decompositions, originally developed for finite elements, are extensively used as the basis for multiresolution models of scalar fields, such as terrains, and static or time-varying volume data.  ...  This leads to two classes of data structures and to different query approaches.  ...  Acknowledgments We would like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their many helpful suggestions. This work has been partially supported by the National Science Foundation under grant CCF-0541032.  ... 
doi:10.2312/egst.20101064 fatcat:acpgn3wu7fegthjkmapzbc5q5i

Towards the Virtual Physiological Human [article]

Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, Benjamin Gilles, Hervé Delingette, Andrea Giachetti, Marco Agus
2007 Eurographics State of the Art Reports  
We will focus on the computer graphics aspects involved in medical modelling/ simulation: deformable model-based segmentation, mesh optimisation, data fusion, interactive mechanical simulation, cost-efficient  ...  Nowadays, medical acquisition devices especially medical scanners are able to produce a large amount of information, such as highresolution volumes, temporal sequences or functional images, more-and-more  ...  coupled with a vision based freehand intuitive gesture based 3D navigation and analysis (SpaceTool).  ... 
doi:10.2312/egt.20071062 fatcat:iyybqfp4nnadhfkaeagp6qr63q

CARS 2021: Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery Proceedings of the 35th International Congress and Exhibition Munich, Germany, June 21–25, 2021

2021 International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery  
The University Rovira i Virgili also supports this work with project 2019PFR-B2-61. References  ...  The processed double-layer stomach model has 10,316 vertices, 35,424 tetrahedrons in volume mesh, and 33,315 tetrahedrons in air mesh.  ...  Compared with general volume constraint, signed volume constraint prevents tetrahedrons from inversion naturally, which is common when the model is severely distorted.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11548-021-02375-4 pmid:34085172 fatcat:6d564hsv2fbybkhw4wvc7uuxcy

Electromagnetic Tracking in Medicine—A Review of Technology, Validation, and Applications

Alfred M. Franz, Tamas Haidegger, Wolfgang Birkfellner, Kevin Cleary, Terry M. Peters, Lena Maier-Hein
2014 IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging  
State-of-the-art approaches to error compensation are also reviewed in depth. Finally, an overview of the clinical applications addressed with EM tracking is given.  ...  While EM tracking has been the subject of many research efforts, clinical applications have been slow to emerge.  ...  Special thanks to Jackie Williams for careful proofreading of the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tmi.2014.2321777 pmid:24816547 fatcat:jqqkworlnngizgomkwi2m6juwa

Direct surface extraction from 3D freehand ultrasound images

Youwei Zhang
2003
Recent progress has been made in surface extraction for a range data or an unorganized data set, by using Radial Basis Functions (RBFs) to represent the whole space with a signed distance function.  ...  This thesis presents a new technique for the extraction of surfaces from freehand 3D ultrasound data.  ...  , UBC for exchanging ideas on ultrasound.  ... 
doi:10.14288/1.0051220 fatcat:hwqvvv3ebrgzlmp7qp6jkbrnla

Flexible robotic device for spinal surgery

Samir Morad, Christian Ulbricht, Paul Harkin, Justin Chan, Kim Parker, Ravi Vaidyanathan
2014 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO 2014)  
A flexion probe that is able to guide the surgical cutting device around the spinal column has been fabricated and tested with human lumber model.  ...  Modelling and simulations show the capacity for the flexible surgical system to enable entering the posterior side of the human lumber model and bend around the vertebral body to reach the anterior side  ...  The model is also connected to several displays representing positioning data.  ... 
doi:10.1109/robio.2014.7090336 dblp:conf/robio/MoradUHCPV14 fatcat:dypi4mlbcjbmxat2qcy2pqienu

Dynamic Multivariate Simplex Splines For Volume Representation And Modeling DYNAMIC MULTIVARIATE SIMPLEX SPLINES FOR VOLUME REPRESENTATION AND MODELING

Yunhao Tan, Yunhao Dissertation
2010 unpublished
for having insightful discussions with me.  ...  Roxborough and Nielson [74] presented a method for the visualization of freehand collected 3D ultrasound data based on adaptive, progressive construction of the tetrahedral mesh.  ...  Therefore, we need to minimize the following objective function: min E dist (s) = m i=1 (g i − s(u i , v i , w i )) 2 . (5.2) Equation 5 .2 is a typical least squares problem.  ... 
fatcat:zugdbqog2nfp5bb3em74xzpike

Immediate Effect of Exercise on Mechanical and Morphological Properties of the Human Achilles Tendon in Vivo

Steven John Obst, University, My, Rodney Barrett, Richard Newsham-West
2018
The aim of this thesis was to use freehand three-dimensional ultrasound to investigate the mechanical and morphological properties of the human Achilles tendon complex in healthy young adults and characterise  ...  Characterising the immediate effect of commonly performed exercise routines on these properties would broaden our understanding of exercise-induced tendon adaptation and lead to more targeted exercise  ...  Bland-Altman plots illustrating the mean difference (solid line) and 95% limits of agreement (dashed lines) for the freehand 3D ultrasound-based measurements of volume, 2-point and centroid length versus  ... 
doi:10.25904/1912/2543 fatcat:l7xvvqrp5jbnjpgz55yigiklui
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