Compensated Row-Column Ultrasound Imaging System Using Edge-Guided Three Dimensional Random Fields

Ibrahim Ben Daya, Albert I.H. Chen, Mohammad Javad Shafiee, John T.W. Yeow, Alexander Wong
2017 Journal of Computational Vision and Imaging Systems  
The row-column method is a simplification technique used to reducethe complexity of a fully addressed 2-D array. Although itgreatly reduces the number of physical connections required aswell as the amount of data to be handled, it still has limitations; itsimaging data output is sparse, it suffers from speckle noise, and itsspatially-dependant point spread function is riddled with edge artifacts.In this work, we propose a row-column ultrasound imagingsystem, termed CRUIS3D, that uses a 3-D
more » ... guided randomfield approach to compensate for the limitations of the row-columnmethod. Tests on CRUIS3D and previously published row-columnsystems show the effectiveness of our proposed system as a toolfor enhancing 3-D row-column ultrasound imaging.
doi:10.15353/vsnl.v3i1.180 fatcat:w2wktoxqxvabjazqkynhiwygam