Distance Measurement for Sensorless 3D US

  • Peter Hassenpflug
  • Richard Prager
  • Graham Treece
  • Andrew Gee
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3217)

Abstract

Previously it was thought that speckle-based distance measurement techniques worked best over very small distances. We show that this is not necessarily the case. This result has significance for the design of accurate sensorless freehand 3D ultrasound systems that are convenient to use in a clinical setting.

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Hassenpflug
    • 1
  • Richard Prager
    • 1
  • Graham Treece
    • 1
  • Andrew Gee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EngineeringUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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