3rd French conference on acoustics
J. Phys. IV France 04 (1994) C5-1297-C5-1300
Tomographie ultrasonore par traitement d'images radiales : application à l'imagerie médicaleB. MIGEON, P. VIEYRES and P. MARCHE
Laboratoire Vision et Robotique, 63 Avenue de Lattre de Tassigny, 18020 Bourges cedex, France
This work presents a new technique of image reconstruction by backscattering ultrasound tomography using radial images. It is based on the fact that a B mode echographic image, although incomplete or noisy, always contains more information than an image obtained by a projection technique. The new technique is to reconstruct a slice from radial echographic images of this same slice using classic echographic probes. The new method of "Moyennes Maximisées" (maximized-averages) combines the advantages of the method of "Maxima" and the method of "Moyenne" (average). This method was tested and applied in-vitro for the reconstruction of a slice of a fetus thigh. It offers a better image quality that increases with the number of radial images N, and enables to distinguish between various anatomical parts of the slice.
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