Ultrasound image matching using genetic algorithms

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

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)168-172
Number of pages4
JournalMedical and Biological Engineering and Computing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • prosthetics
  • genetic algorithm
  • ultrasound
  • medical engineering


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