Motion Analysis of 3D Ultrasound Texture Patterns

  • Weichuan Yu
  • Ning Lin
  • Ping Yan
  • Kailasnath Purushothaman
  • Albert Sinusas
  • Karl Thiele
  • James S. Duncan
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2674)


We model the process of imaging soft tissues with a 3D ultrasound probe using a linear convolution model, and obtain analytical expressions of both the ultrasound image and its spectrum. We use this model to study the ultrasound decorrelation caused by tissue motion both in the spatial domain and spectral domain. Finally, we propose a spectral-feature-based algorithm to analyze tissue motion. The comparison with intensity-based algorithm shows promising results.


Speckle Pattern Spectral Domain Speckle Tracking Texture Pattern Tissue Motion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Weichuan Yu
    • 1
  • Ning Lin
    • 2
  • Ping Yan
    • 3
  • Kailasnath Purushothaman
    • 1
    • 3
  • Albert Sinusas
    • 1
    • 4
  • Karl Thiele
    • 5
  • James S. Duncan
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyYale UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringYale UniversityUSA
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringYale UniversityUSA
  4. 4.Department of Internal MedicineYale UniversityUSA
  5. 5.Philips Medical SystemsAndover

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