Confhusius: A robust and fully automatic calibration method for 3D freehand ultrasound: Confhusius: A robust and fully automatic calibration method for 3D freehand ultrasound

François Rousseau 1, 2 Pierre Hellier 1, 2 Christian Barillot 1, 2, *
* Corresponding author
1 VisAGeS - Vision, Action et Gestion d'informations en Santé
INSERM - Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale : U746, Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique , IRISA-D5 - SIGNAUX ET IMAGES NUMÉRIQUES, ROBOTIQUE
Abstract : This paper describes a new robust and fully automatic method for calibration of three-dimensional (3D) freehand ultrasound called Confhusius (CalibratiON for FreeHand UltraSound Imaging USage). 3D Freehand ultrasound consists in mounting a position sensor on a standard probe. The echographic B-scans can be localized in 3D and compounded into a volume. However, especially for quantitative use, this process dramatically requires a calibration procedure that determines its accuracy and usefulness. Calibration aims at determining the transformation (translations, rotations, scaling) between the coordinates system of the echographic images and the coordinate system of the localization system. To calibrate, we acquire images of a phantom whose 3D geometrical properties are known. We propose a robust and fully automatic calibration method based on the Hough transform and robust estimators. Experiments have been done with synthetic and real sequences, and this calibration method is shown to be easy to perform, accurate, automatic and fast enough for clinical use.
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François Rousseau, Pierre Hellier, Christian Barillot. Confhusius: A robust and fully automatic calibration method for 3D freehand ultrasound: Confhusius: A robust and fully automatic calibration method for 3D freehand ultrasound. Medical Image Analysis, Elsevier, 2005, 9 (1), pp.25-38. ⟨inserm-00136520⟩

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