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On Multifractal Tissue Characterization in Ultrasound Imaging

Villain, Edouard and Wendt, Herwig and Basarab, Adrian and Kouamé, Denis On Multifractal Tissue Characterization in Ultrasound Imaging. (2019) In: 16th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 2019), 8 April 2019 - 11 April 2019 (Venice, Italy).

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/ISBI.2019.8759404


Tissue characterization based on ultrasound (US) images is an extensively explored research field. Most of the existing techniques are focused on the estimation of statistical or acoustic parameters from the backscattered radio-frequency signals, thus complementing the visual inspection of the conventional B-mode images. Additionally, a few studies show the interest of analyzing the fractal or multifractal behavior of human tissues, in particular of tumors. While biological experiments sustain such multifractal behaviors, the observations on US images are rather empirical. To our knowledge, there is no theoretical or practical study relating the fractal or multifractal parameters extracted from US images to those of the imaged tissues. The aim of this paper is to investigate how multifractal properties of a tissue correlate with the ones estimated from a simulated US image for the same tissue. To this end, an original simulation pipeline of multifractal tissues and their corresponding US images is proposed. Simulation results are compared to those in an in vivo experiment.

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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:25 Nov 2019 14:35

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