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Quantitative ultrasound (QUS) imaging is a reliable, fast and inexpensive technique to extract physically descriptive parameters for assessing pathologies. Despite its safety and efficacy, QUS suffers from several major drawbacks: poor imaging quality, inter- and intra-observer variability which hampers the reproducibility of measurements. Therefore, it is in great need to develop automatic method to improve the imaging quality and aid in measurements in QUS. In recent years, there has been an<span class="external-identifiers"> <a target="_blank" rel="external noopener" href="https://arxiv.org/abs/2003.11658v1">arXiv:2003.11658v1</a> <a target="_blank" rel="external noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/release/iujuh7gra5ax7od2gxoo6yrbpe">fatcat:iujuh7gra5ax7od2gxoo6yrbpe</a> </span>
more »... ncreasing interest in artificial intelligence (AI) applications in ultrasound imaging. However, no research has been found that surveyed the AI use in QUS. The purpose of this paper is to review recent research into the AI applications in QUS. This review first introduces the AI workflow, and then discusses the various AI applications in QUS. Finally, challenges and future potential AI applications in QUS are discussed.
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