International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2557

Full Length Research Paper

Interactive computing and measurement in three dimensional ultrasound fetal volumetric reconstruction using visualization toolkit

Lai Khin Wee1,2*, Hum Yan Chai2 and Eko Supriyanto2      
1Biomedical Engineering Group, Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, Faculty of Computer Science and Automation, Technische Universitat Ilmenau, POB 100565 98684, Ilmenau, Germany. 2Department of Clinical Science and Engineering, Faculty of Health Science and Biomedical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, 81310 Johor, Malaysia.  
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 26 July 2011
  •  Published: 09 October 2011


We have proposed the generic computing of 3D ultrasound volumetric reconstruction and measurement using visualization toolkit (VTK) open source computing approach. In present research, we have investigated the extent of voxel conversion from two dimensional image pixels to three dimension volume spacing. This is essentially important to analyze that the measurement on 3D volumetric possesses higher impact and accuracyvis-à-vis 2D image measurement. For that reason, we have developed measurement algorithm in 3D spaces via the expansion of Euclidean equation. Simulated results on ultrasound fetal training phantom indicate that the measurements are promising and consistent.


Key words: Ultrasound, three dimension, volumetric, rendering, measurement, Euclidean, distance, Visualization toolkit (VTK).