Illustrated ultrasound for multimodal data interpretation of liver examinations

Ivan Viola, Kim Nylund, Ola Kristoffer Øye, Dag Magne Ulvang, Odd Helge Gilja, Helwig Hauser

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Abstract

Traditional visualization of real-time 2D ultrasound data is difficult to interpret, even for experienced medical personnel. To make the interpretation during the education phase easier, we enhance the visualization during liver examinations with an abstracted depiction of relevant anatomical structures, here denoted as illustrated ultrasound. The specifics of enhancing structures are available through an interactively co-registered computed tomography, which has been enhanced by semantic information. To assist the orientation in the liver, we partition the liver into Couinaud segments. They are defined in a rapid segmentation process based on linked 2D slice views and 3D exploded views. The semantics are interactively related from the co-registered modality to the real-time ultrasound via co-registration. During the illustrated ultrasound examination training we provide visual enhancements that depict which liver segments are intersected by the ultrasound slice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEG VCBM 2008 - Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biomedicine
Pages125-133
Number of pages9
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event1st Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing and Biomedicine, EG VCBM 2008 - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: Oct 6 2008Oct 7 2008

Publication series

NameEG VCBM 2008 - Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biomedicine

Conference

Conference1st Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing and Biomedicine, EG VCBM 2008
CountryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period10/6/0810/7/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Biomedical Engineering

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