Inter-frame enhancement of ultrasound images using optical flow

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Abstract

Ultrasound imaging, also known as ultrasound scanning or sonography, is a very popular medical test that helps medical doctors diagnose and treat medical conditions of their patients. However, one common problem that persists is that ultrasound images suffer from speckle noise that degrades their quality. In this paper we present an enhancement technique for ultrasound images by making use of three consecutive frames extracted from an ultrasound video. The technique uses the optical flow algorithm to reconstruct an intermediate frame based on the preceding and the following frames. The reconstructed image is then utilized to enhance the middle frame by mean of fusion. Based on the test, the best result is achieved using Lukas-Kanade optical flow and average operator.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages191-201
Number of pages11
Volume5857 LNCS
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event1st International Visual Informatics Conference, IVIC 2009 - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 11 Nov 200913 Nov 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5857 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other1st International Visual Informatics Conference, IVIC 2009
CityKuala Lumpur
Period11/11/0913/11/09

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Ultrasound Image
Optical flows
Optical Flow
Ultrasound
Enhancement
Ultrasonics
Speckle Noise
Ultrasonography
Consecutive
Scanning
Fusion
Speckle
Acoustic noise
Imaging
Fusion reactions
Imaging techniques
Operator

Keywords

  • Inter-frame enhancement
  • Optical flow
  • Speckle noise
  • Ultrasound image

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Achmad, B., Mustafa, M. M., & Hussain, A. (2009). Inter-frame enhancement of ultrasound images using optical flow. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 5857 LNCS, pp. 191-201). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5857 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-05036-7_19

Inter-frame enhancement of ultrasound images using optical flow. / Achmad, Balza; Mustafa, Mohd. Marzuki; Hussain, Aini.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 5857 LNCS 2009. p. 191-201 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5857 LNCS).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Achmad, B, Mustafa, MM & Hussain, A 2009, Inter-frame enhancement of ultrasound images using optical flow. in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). vol. 5857 LNCS, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 5857 LNCS, pp. 191-201, 1st International Visual Informatics Conference, IVIC 2009, Kuala Lumpur, 11/11/09. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-05036-7_19
Achmad B, Mustafa MM, Hussain A. Inter-frame enhancement of ultrasound images using optical flow. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 5857 LNCS. 2009. p. 191-201. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-05036-7_19
Achmad, Balza ; Mustafa, Mohd. Marzuki ; Hussain, Aini. / Inter-frame enhancement of ultrasound images using optical flow. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 5857 LNCS 2009. pp. 191-201 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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