FETUS ULTRASOUND 3D IMAGE CONSTRUCTION

Nada Shokeh -., Mhd Aiman Al Akkad -.

Abstract


Using 2D ultrasound devices doesn't offer clear images which leads to an imprecise diagnosis of the fetus state and doesn't reveal the fetus abnormalities. This led to the need for a 3D vision of the fetus by taking 2D visual sections of the fetus and assembling them to get a 3D model, in order to support medical agencies an d private clinics with a computer system to produce and display 3D images of the fetus without the need to change their old equipment, the thing that give a powerful and inexpensive method to help gynecologist of making precise diagnostic decisions.
The methods of ultrasound scanning, 3D model construction and its visualization are presented. For data input the freehand scanning without a position sensor followed by segmentation and preprocessing procedures were used. For 3D construction the linear interpolation was used and the arbitrary plane slicing was applied for visualization.
Finally, some experiments were made using our automated system, and the results showed that the proposed method is simple, inexpensive and flexible, in comparison with available solutions.

Keywords


free-hand scanning; position sensor; interpolation; ultrasound; 3D reconstruction; fetus

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