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Delineating Bone Surfaces in B-Mode Images Constrained by Physics of Ultrasound Propagation

@article{zdemir2020DelineatingBS,
  title={Delineating Bone Surfaces in B-Mode Images Constrained by Physics of Ultrasound Propagation},
  author={Firat {\"O}zdemir and Christine Tanner and Orcun Goksel},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2020},
  volume={abs/2001.02001}
}
Bone surface delineation in ultrasound is of interest due to its potential in diagnosis, surgical planning, and post-operative follow-up in orthopedics, as well as the potential of using bones as anatomical landmarks in surgical navigation. We herein propose a method to encode the physics of ultrasound propagation into a factor graph formulation for the purpose of bone surface delineation. In this graph structure, unary node potentials encode the local likelihood for being a soft tissue or… 

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