Improved temporal calibration of tracked ultrasound: an open-source solution

TitleImproved temporal calibration of tracked ultrasound: an open-source solution
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of PublicationIn Press
AuthorsMoult, E., Lasso A., Ungi T., Pinter C., Welch M., & Fichtinger G.
JournalJournal of Medical Robotics Research
Date Published07/2017
Abstract

In tracked ultrasound systems, temporal misalignment between image and tracker data results in incorrect image pose. We present a fully automatic temporal calibration. We image a flat plate in water with a tracked probe undergoing periodic uniaxial freehand translation. Using robust line detection scheme, we compute temporal misalignment as difference between probe and corresponding image position. From 240 sequences, standard deviation was under 5ms for standard imaging parameters. Source code is available in Public Library for Ultrasound Research, PLUS (www.plustoolkit.org).

PerkWeb Citation KeyMoult2017

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