Small-Animal Ultrasound Imaging - Interactive Reconstruction and Visualization of Dynamic 3D Ultrasound Data Sets

Timo Ropinski, Borislav Petkov, Larissa Fabritz, Klaus Hinrichs
Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, page 308--315 - 2008
In this paper we describe techniques which have been developed in order to interactively visualize dynamic 3D ultrasound (US) volume data sets acquired using a small animal 2D US scanner. The 2D frames are acquired at different spatial positions and gated based on the ECG signal. For the reconstruction process a user interface is specified, which allows the user to select 2D frames acquired during different ECG phases at different spatial locations. Thus it is possible to reconstruct and visualize a volumetric model based on several 2D frames for different phases of the heart cycle. To improve the interactive visualization, we facilitate filtering techniques, which have been implemented on the GPU.

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@inproceedings{RPFH08,
  author       = {Ropinski, Timo and Petkov, Borislav and Fabritz, Larissa and Hinrichs, Klaus},
  title        = {{Small-Animal Ultrasound Imaging - Interactive Reconstruction and Visualization of Dynamic 3D Ultrasound Data Sets}},
  booktitle    = {Computer Graphics Theory and Applications},
  pages        = {308--315},
  year         = {2008},
  note         = {short paper}
}

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