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Full-Wave Intravascular Ultrasound Simulation from Histology

  • Silvan Kraft
  • Sailesh Conjeti
  • Peter B. Noël
  • Stéphane Carlier
  • Nassir Navab
  • Amin Katouzian
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8674)

Abstract

In this paper, we introduce a framework for simulating intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) images and radiofrequency (RF) signals from histology image counterparts. We modeled the wave propagation through the Westervelt equation, which is solved explicitly with a finite differences scheme in polar coordinates by taking into account attenuation and non-linear effects. Our results demonstrate good correlation for textural and spectral information driven from simulated IVUS data in contrast to real data, acquired with single-element mechanically rotating 40 MHz transducer, as ground truth.

Keywords

Graphic Process Unit Speckle Pattern Acoustic Property IVUS Image Polar Grid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Silvan Kraft
    • 1
    • 2
  • Sailesh Conjeti
    • 1
  • Peter B. Noël
    • 2
  • Stéphane Carlier
    • 3
  • Nassir Navab
    • 1
  • Amin Katouzian
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Aided Medical ProceduresTechnische Universität MünchenGermany
  2. 2.Dept. of RadiologyTechnische Universität MünchenGermany
  3. 3.Dept. of CardiologyUZ BrusselBelgium

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