Ultrasound image matching using genetic algorithms

T. Douglas, S.E. Solomonidis, W.A. Sandham, W.D. Spence

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Abstract

Image compounding reduces the artifacts inherent in ultrasound imaging, but accurate matching of images for compounding depends on their accurate placement in the compound image plane. A method is presented to reduce displacement errors during compounding of ultrasound B-scans of a normal human shank. A genetic algorithm was used to place matching B-scans in the compound image. The method was tested on a phantom and was shown to reduce, but not eliminate, mismatches due to the displacement of B-scans from their original position in the compound image plane. The results can be extended to applications in lower-limb prosthetics, where ultrasound imaging can be used to visualise the internal geometry of amputees' residual limbs.
LanguageEnglish
Pages168-172
Number of pages4
JournalMedical and Biological Engineering and Computing
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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Image matching
Genetic algorithms
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Prosthetics
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Keywords

  • prosthetics
  • genetic algorithm
  • ultrasound
  • medical engineering

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In: Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, Vol. 40, No. 2, 2002, p. 168-172.

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