The main purpose of this paper is to show the potential of tissue motion estimation in ultrasound imaging for the diagnostic of pelvic floor disorders. We propose to evaluate the tissue motion using a method based on a local deformable model and on image features (local phase and orientation) extracted from the monogenic signal. The proposed method is well adapted to the pelvic organ deformations and estimates motion with subpixel precision without the need for interpolation. The estimated motion is used to visualize the bladder local deformation and to extract quantitative figures such as the deformation parameters and the bladder angle variation. These results could potentially be interesting to characterize the degree of the pelvic organ prolapse.
Basarab A, Vidal F, Abbal R, Delachartre P, Vayssiere C, Leguevaque P, Kouame D. Are you the author?
Reference: Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2011 Aug;2011:8058-61.
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