Fast ultrasound image simulation using the Westervelt equation

Athanasios Karamalis, Wolfgang Wein, Nassir Navab

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Abstract

The simulation of ultrasound wave propagation is of high interest in fields as ultrasound system development and therapeutic ultrasound. From a computational point of view the requirements for realistic simulations are immense with processing time reaching even an entire day. In this work we present a framework for fast ultrasound image simulation covering the imaging pipeline from the initial pulse transmission to the final image formation. The propagation of ultrasound waves is modeled with the Westervelt equation, which is solved explicitly with a Finite Difference scheme. Solving this scheme in parallel on the Graphics Processing Unit allows us to simulate realistic ultrasound images in a short time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI2010 - 13th International Conference, Proceedings
Pages243-250
Number of pages8
EditionPART 1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Event13th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2010 - Beijing, China
Duration: 20 Sep 201024 Sep 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 1
Volume6361 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2010
Country/TerritoryChina
CityBeijing
Period20/09/1024/09/10

Keywords

  • Finite Difference Method
  • GPU
  • Ultrasound Simulation
  • Westervelt Equation

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