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Deterministic compressive sampling for high-quality image reconstruction of ultrasound tomography

Tran Quang, Huy and Huynh Huu, Tue and Ton That, Long and Tran, Duc Tan (2017) Deterministic compressive sampling for high-quality image reconstruction of ultrasound tomography. BMC Medical Imaging, 17 (1). p. 34. ISSN 1471-2342

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Background A well-known diagnostic imaging modality, termed ultrasound tomography, was quickly developed for the detection of very small tumors whose sizes are smaller than the wavelength of the incident pressure wave without ionizing radiation, compared to the current gold-standard X-ray mammography. Based on inverse scattering technique, ultrasound tomography uses some material properties such as sound contrast or attenuation to detect small targets. The Distorted Born Iterative Method (DBIM) based on first-order Born approximation is an efficient diffraction tomography approach. One of the challenges for a high quality reconstruction is to obtain many measurements from the number of transmitters and receivers. Given the fact that biomedical images are often sparse, the compressed sensing (CS) technique could be therefore effectively applied to ultrasound tomography by reducing the number of transmitters and receivers, while maintaining a high quality of image reconstruction. Methods There are currently several work on CS that dispose randomly distributed locations for the measurement system. However, this random configuration is relatively difficult to implement in practice. Instead of it, we should adopt a methodology that helps determine the locations of measurement devices in a deterministic way. For this, we develop the novel DCS-DBIM algorithm that is highly applicable in practice. Inspired of the exploitation of the deterministic compressed sensing technique (DCS) introduced by the authors few years ago with the image reconstruction process implemented using l 1 regularization. Results Simulation results of the proposed approach have demonstrated its high performance, with the normalized error approximately 90% reduced, compared to the conventional approach, this new approach can save half of number of measurements and only uses two iterations. Universal image quality index is also evaluated in order to prove the efficiency of the proposed approach. Conclusions Numerical simulation results indicate that CS and DCS techniques offer equivalent image reconstruction quality with simpler practical implementation. It would be a very promising approach in practical applications of modern biomedical imaging technology.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Electronics and Communications > Electronics and Computer Engineering
ISI-indexed journals
Divisions: Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications (FET)
Depositing User: Assoc/Prof Duc Tan Tran
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2017 11:26
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2018 08:00

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