2D+T acoustic boundary detection in echocardiography

  • Miguel Mulet-Parada
  • J. Alison Noble
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1496)


In this paper we address the problem of spatio-temporal acoustic boundary detection in echocardiography. We propose a phase-based feature detection method to be used as the front end to higher-level 2D+T/3D+T reconstruction algorithms. We develop a 2D+T version of this algorithm and illustrate its performance on some typical echocar-diogram sequences. We show how our temporal-based algorithm helps to reduce the number of spurious feature responses due to speckle and provides feature velocity estimates. Further, our approach is intensity-amplitude invariant. This makes it particularly attractive for echocardiographic segmentation, where choosing a single global intensity-based edge threshold is problematic.


Doppler Tissue Image Feature Detection Intensity Derivative Feature Asymmetry Filter Orientation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miguel Mulet-Parada
    • 1
  • J. Alison Noble
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Engineering ScienceUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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