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1. (WO2018145293) SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR PROCESSING AND COMPOUNDING ULTRASOUND IMAGES IN THE PRESENCE OF MOTION

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/145293    International Application No.:    PCT/CN2017/073208
Publication Date: Fri Aug 17 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Feb 11 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61B 8/14
G01S 15/89
Applicants: COVIDIEN LP
GAN, Xiaofang
Inventors: GAN, Xiaofang
TAN, Wei
Title: SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR PROCESSING AND COMPOUNDING ULTRASOUND IMAGES IN THE PRESENCE OF MOTION
Abstract:
An ultrasound imaging method and system. The method comprises: for each of a plurality of steer angles, including a reference steer angle, transmitting acoustic energy to a target region at the particular steer angle, receiving acoustic reflections, and converting the acoustic reflections to an image, with the image being associated with the particular steer angle; computing motion information based on the image associated with the reference steer angle; and generating a compounded ultrasound image based on the image associated with each of the plurality of steer angles and based on the motion information.