Int J CARS (2017) 12:1307–1317 DOI 10.1007/s11548-017-1624-3 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Consistent reconstruction of 4D fetal heart ultrasound images to cope with fetal motion 1 1 1 1 Christine Tanner · Barbara Flach · Céline Eggenberger · Oliver Mattausch · 2 1 Michael Bajka · Orcun Goksel Received: 30 January 2017 / Accepted: 31 May 2017 / Published online: 20 June 2017 © CARS 2017 Abstract cialist in obstetrics and gynecology. The reconstructions by Purpose 4D ultrasound imaging of the fetal heart relies on the proposed method were rated as ‘very useful’ in 71% and reconstructions from B-mode images. In the presence of fetal were statistically signiﬁcantly more useful than the baseline motion, current approaches suffer from artifacts, which are reconstructions. unrecoverable for single sweeps. Conclusions Multi-sweep fetal heart ultrasound acquisi- Methods We propose to use many sweeps and exploit the tions in combination with consistent 4D image reconstruction resulting redundancy to automatically recover from motion improves quality as well as clinical usefulness of the resulting by reconstructing a 4D image which is consistent in phase, 4D images in the presence of fetal motion. space, and time. An interactive visualization framework to view animated ultrasound slices from 4D reconstructions on Keywords
International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 20, 2017
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