Plane-Wave Imaging Challenge in Medical Ultrasound

Herve Liebgott, Alfonso Rodriguez Molares, Jørgen Arendt Jensen, F. Cervenansky, Jørgen Arendt Jensen, O. Bernard

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Plane-Wave imaging enables very high frame rates, up to several thousand frames per second. Unfortunately the lack of transmit focusing leads to reduced image quality, both in terms of resolution and contrast. Recently, numerous beamforming techniques have been proposed to compensate for this effect, but comparing the different methods is difficult due to the lack of appropriate tools. PICMUS, the Plane-Wave Imaging Challenge in Medical Ultrasound aims to provide these tools. This paper describes the PICMUS challenge, its motivation, implementation, and metrics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2016 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium.
Number of pages4
Publication date2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event2016 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium - Convention Center Vinci Tours, Tours, France
Duration: 18 Sep 201621 Sep 2016


Conference2016 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium
LocationConvention Center Vinci Tours
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  • Ultrasound
  • Challenge
  • Plane-Wave
  • Beamforming
  • Ultrafast

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