Svein Brekke

Senior Researcher



    @ARTICLE {Birkeland12TheUltrasound,
    author = "{\AA}smund Birkeland and Veronika \v{S}olt{\'e}szov{\'a} and Dieter H{\"o}nigmann and Odd Helge Gilja and Svein Brekke and Timo Ropinski and Ivan Viola",
    title = "The Ultrasound Visualization Pipeline - A Survey",
    journal = "CoRR",
    year = "2012",
    volume = "abs/1206.3975",
    abstract = "Ultrasound is one of the most frequently used imaging modality in medicine. The high spatial resolution, its interactive nature and non-invasiveness makes it the first choice in many examinations. Image interpretation is one of ultrasounds main challenges. Much training is required to obtain a confident skill level in ultrasound-based diagnostics. State-of-the-art graphics techniques is needed to provide meaningful visualizations of ultrasound in real-time. In this paper we present the process-pipeline for ultrasound visualization, including an overview of the tasks performed in the specific steps. To provide an insight into the trends of ultrasound visualization research, we have selected a set of significant publications and divided them into a technique-based taxonomy covering the topics pre-processing, segmentation, registration, rendering and augmented reality. For the different technique types we discuss the difference between ultrasound-based techniques and techniques for other modalities.",
    images = "images/Birkeland2012TheUltrasound.png",
    thumbnails = "images/Birkeland2012TheUltrasound_thumb.png",
    url = "",
    project = "illustrasound,medviz,illvis"