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Dynamic tracking of tendon elongation in ultrasound imaging
Author(s): Mahta Karimpoor; Hazel Screen; Dylan Morrissey
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Paper Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the elongation of the Achilles tendon by looking at the changing position of Myo-Tendenious Junction (MTJ) using ultrasound during isometric contraction on an Isometric dynamometer. A sequence of ultrasound images in the form of movie, obtained from a unit operating at a frequency of 12MHz during isometric contraction, was analyzed offline using MATLAB to track the MTJ. This investigation has implemented important techniques for in vivo feature extraction of Achilles tendon. Prior to feature extraction, the images were filtered by anisotropic diffusion method and morphological enhancements. The cross correlation search algorithm with an adaptive mask was utilized to track MTJ by comparing adjacent segmented frames. The present method was studied on seventeen subjects, where it was able to measure the related movement accurately.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7625, Medical Imaging 2010: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Modeling, 76252P (23 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.844623
Show Author Affiliations
Mahta Karimpoor, Queen Mary Univ. of London (United Kingdom)
Hazel Screen, Queen Mary Univ. of London (United Kingdom)
Dylan Morrissey, Queen Mary Univ. of London (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7625:
Medical Imaging 2010: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Modeling
Kenneth H. Wong; Michael I. Miga, Editor(s)

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