First steps towards a blackboard controlled system for matching image and model in the presence of noise and distortion

  • Richard Baldock
  • Simon Towers
Computer Vision
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 301)


In this paper we discuss some of the problems of computer interpretation of medical ultrasound images and the use of an expert system to control the image processing and model matching. We describe an expert system shell developed for this task and detail our preliminary application to an ultrasound scan. We model the anatomical and geometric structures involved as a network of frames. This and the model-matching control strategy we have employed are discussed. An example of how the strategy operates is given with reference to example images and attention is drawn to the feedback aspects of the control mechanism. Finally, possible improvements and enhancements to the work are considered.


Model Match Control Knowledge Composite Frame Medical Ultrasound Image Expert System Shell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Baldock
    • 1
  • Simon Towers
    • 1
  1. 1.Pattern Recognition & Automation Section MRC Clinical & Population Cytogenetics UnitWestern General HospitalEdinburghUK

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