Reconstruction of volumetric ultrasound panorama based on improved 3D SIFT

@article{Ni2009ReconstructionOV,
  title={Reconstruction of volumetric ultrasound panorama based on improved 3D SIFT},
  author={Dong Ni and Yim-Pan Chui and Yingge Qu and Xuan S. Yang and Jing Qin and Tien-Tsin Wong and Simon S. M. Ho and Pheng-Ann Heng},
  journal={Computerized medical imaging and graphics : the official journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={33 7},
  pages={559-66}
}
Registration of ultrasound volumes is a key issue for the reconstruction of volumetric ultrasound panorama. In this paper, we propose an improved three-dimensional (3D) scale invariant feature transform (SIFT) algorithm to globally register ultrasound volumes acquired from dedicated ultrasound probe, where local deformations are corrected by block-based warping algorithm. Original SIFT algorithm is extended to 3D and improved by combining the SIFT detector with Rohr3D detector to extract… CONTINUE READING

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