Hole filling with oriented sticks in ultrasound volume reconstruction

Thomas Vaughan, Andras Lasso, Tamas Ungi, Gabor Fichtinger

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Volumes reconstructed from tracked planar ultrasound images often contain regions where no information was recorded. Existing interpolation methods introduce image artifacts and tend to be slow in filling large missing regions. Our goal was to develop a computationally efficient method that fills missing regions while adequately preserving image features. We use directional sticks to interpolate between pairs of known opposing voxels in nearby images. We tested our method on 30 volumetric ultrasound scans acquired from human subjects, and compared its performance to that of other published hole-filling methods. Reconstruction accuracy, fidelity, and time were improved compared with other methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number034002
JournalJournal of Medical Imaging
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • interpolation
  • reconstruction
  • ultrasound
  • volume

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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