An accurate calibration method of ultrasound images by center positions of a metal ball

Shinya Onogi, Yuki Sugano, Toshio Yoshida, Kohji Masuda

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Abstract

This paper provides a novel method for three-dimensional tracking of ultrasound images. One of the issues to determine the position of a ultrasound image plane is the thickness of the image plane. The proposed methodology address the issue by the calibration phantom using a fiducial sphere with the diameter of 5.5 mm because comet-trail artifact can be observed in the image plane through the center of the sphere. Meanwhile, to measure the sphere center accurately by a tracking device, a pointer tool with the same sphere at the tip is also proposed. To validate the feasibility of the method, simulation and phantom tests were conducted. From the results of the phantom test, the accuracy of the calibration was 0.65, 0.40, and 0.42 mm in 10, 50, 100 points calibration. The results demonstrate that the proposed method has a great potential for accurate US probe calibration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2012
Pages468-471
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 14 2012
Event34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2012 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 28 2012Sep 1 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Other

Other34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/28/129/1/12

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Calibration
Ultrasonics
Metals
Artifacts
Equipment and Supplies

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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Onogi, S., Sugano, Y., Yoshida, T., & Masuda, K. (2012). An accurate calibration method of ultrasound images by center positions of a metal ball. In 2012 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2012 (pp. 468-471). [6345969] (Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS). https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2012.6345969

An accurate calibration method of ultrasound images by center positions of a metal ball. / Onogi, Shinya; Sugano, Yuki; Yoshida, Toshio; Masuda, Kohji.

2012 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2012. 2012. p. 468-471 6345969 (Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS).

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

Onogi, S, Sugano, Y, Yoshida, T & Masuda, K 2012, An accurate calibration method of ultrasound images by center positions of a metal ball. in 2012 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2012., 6345969, Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, pp. 468-471, 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2012, San Diego, CA, United States, 8/28/12. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2012.6345969
Onogi S, Sugano Y, Yoshida T, Masuda K. An accurate calibration method of ultrasound images by center positions of a metal ball. In 2012 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2012. 2012. p. 468-471. 6345969. (Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS). https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2012.6345969
Onogi, Shinya ; Sugano, Yuki ; Yoshida, Toshio ; Masuda, Kohji. / An accurate calibration method of ultrasound images by center positions of a metal ball. 2012 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2012. 2012. pp. 468-471 (Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS).
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