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Dynamic Parameter Visualization and Noise Suppression Techniques for Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasonography
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  • Journal title : Journal of KIISE
  • Volume 42, Issue 7,  2015, pp.910-918
  • Publisher : Korean Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers
  • DOI : 10.5626/JOK.2015.42.7.910
 Title & Authors
Dynamic Parameter Visualization and Noise Suppression Techniques for Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasonography
Kim, Ho-Joon;
This paper presents a parameter visualization technique to overcome the limitation of the naked eye in contrast-enhanced ultrasonography. A method is also proposed to compensate for the distortion and noise in ultrasound image sequences. Meaningful parameters for diagnosing liver disease can be extracted from the dynamic patterns of the contrast enhancement in ultrasound images. The visualization technique can provide more accurate information by generating a parametric image from the dynamic data. Respiratory motions and noise from micro-bubble in ultrasound data may cause a degradation of the reliability of the diagnostic parameters. A multi-stage algorithm for respiratory motion tracking and an image enhancement technique based on the Markov Random Field are proposed. The usefulness of the proposed methods is empirically discussed through experiments by using a set of clinical data.
medical image analysis;contrast enhancement;ultrasonography;parameter visualization;
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