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Noninvasive Temperature Monitoring in a Wide Range Based on Textures of Ultrasound Images

  • Su Zhang
  • Wei Yang
  • Rongqian Yang
  • Bo Ye
  • Lei Chen
  • Weiyin Ma
  • Yazhu Chen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4091)

Abstract

The B-mode ultrasound is widely used in thermal therapies as an invasive technique for temperature measurement and monitoring the effectiveness of the treatment. In traditional technique the B-mode ultrasound can only measure a small range of temperature changes using the gray scale of images. We obtained a series of real-time B-mode ultrasound images with a wide range of temperature variation from 28°C to 85°C. In this paper, we investigate image texture characteristics with respect to changes of tissue temperature. Results from water bath and radiofrequency ablation experiments show that there is a strong correlation between several texture features and temperature in a wide range of 28-85°C.

Keywords

Gray Scale Heating Process Image Texture Texture Parameter Tissue Temperature 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Su Zhang
    • 1
  • Wei Yang
    • 1
  • Rongqian Yang
    • 1
  • Bo Ye
    • 1
  • Lei Chen
    • 2
  • Weiyin Ma
    • 3
  • Yazhu Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical EngineeringShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Sixth HospitalShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina
  3. 3.Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering ManagementCity University of Hong KongHong KongChina

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