Bone Surface Segmentation in Ultrasound Images: Application in Computer Assisted Intramedullary Nailing of the Tibia Shaft

Agnès Masson-Sibut, Eric Petit, François Leitner, Julien Normand, Amir Nakib, Jean-Baptiste Pinzuti

Abstract

This paper deals with the use of ultrasound images in order to develop a Computer Assisted Orthopaedics Surgery system. Ultrasounds are easy to use in the Operating Room (OR), less expensive than other image modalities, and faster. We present an automatic method to extract anatomical landmarks from ultrasound images of femoral anterior condyles. The algorithm is based on an active contour model that uses an attraction field derived from an Euclidian-distance map. This segmentation process is a part of a global procedure that includes an interactive determination of the best image that could be chosen in order to obtain robust bone segmentation. This global procedure has been successfully tested on 11 volunteers.

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Masson-Sibut A., Petit E., Leitner F., Normand J., Nakib A. and Pinzuti J. (2011). Bone Surface Segmentation in Ultrasound Images: Application in Computer Assisted Intramedullary Nailing of the Tibia Shaft . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Medical Image Analysis and Description for Diagnosis Systems - Volume 1: MIAD, (BIOSTEC 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-38-6, pages 34-42. DOI: 10.5220/0003307600340042


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@conference{miad11,
author={Agnès Masson-Sibut and Eric Petit and François Leitner and Julien Normand and Amir Nakib and Jean-Baptiste Pinzuti},
title={Bone Surface Segmentation in Ultrasound Images: Application in Computer Assisted Intramedullary Nailing of the Tibia Shaft},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Medical Image Analysis and Description for Diagnosis Systems - Volume 1: MIAD, (BIOSTEC 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={34-42},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003307600340042},
isbn={978-989-8425-38-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Medical Image Analysis and Description for Diagnosis Systems - Volume 1: MIAD, (BIOSTEC 2011)
TI - Bone Surface Segmentation in Ultrasound Images: Application in Computer Assisted Intramedullary Nailing of the Tibia Shaft
SN - 978-989-8425-38-6
AU - Masson-Sibut A.
AU - Petit E.
AU - Leitner F.
AU - Normand J.
AU - Nakib A.
AU - Pinzuti J.
PY - 2011
SP - 34
EP - 42
DO - 10.5220/0003307600340042