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2014 Biopsy Needle Localization and Tracking Using ROI-RK Method
Yue Zhao, Adeline Bernard, Christian Cachard, Hervé Liebgott
Abstr. Appl. Anal. 2014: 1-7 (2014). DOI: 10.1155/2014/973147


ROI-RK method is a biopsy needle localization and tracking method. Previous research work has proved that it has a robust performance on different series of simulated 3D US volumes. Unfortunately, in real situations, because of the strong speckle noise of the ultrasound image and the different echogenic properties of the tissues, the real 3D US volumes have more complex background than the simulated images used previously. In this paper, to adapt the ROI-RK method in real 3D US volumes, a line-filter enhancement calculation only in the ROI is added to increase the contrast between the needle and background tissue, decreasing the phenomenon of expansion of the biopsy needle due to reverberation of ultrasound in the needle. To make the ROI-RK method more stable, a self-correction system is also implemented. Real data have been acquired on an ex vivo heart of lamb. The result of the ROI-RK method shows that it is capable to localize and track the biopsy needle in real situations, and it satisfies the demand of real-time application.


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Yue Zhao. Adeline Bernard. Christian Cachard. Hervé Liebgott. "Biopsy Needle Localization and Tracking Using ROI-RK Method." Abstr. Appl. Anal. 2014 1 - 7, 2014.


Published: 2014
First available in Project Euclid: 27 February 2015

zbMATH: 07023431
MathSciNet: MR3272229
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1155/2014/973147

Rights: Copyright © 2014 Hindawi

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