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Automatic measurement of fetal femur length in ultrasound image
Luo Na1 Li Jing1 Zhou Chengli2 Zheng Jiezhi1 and Ni Dong1
1) National-Regional Key Technology Engineering Laboratory for Medical Ultrasound, Guangdong Key Laboratory for Biomedical Measurements and Ultrasound Imaging, School of Biomedical Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, Guangdong Province, P.R.China
2) Department of Ultrasound, Shenzhen Maternity & Child Healthcare Hospital, Shenzhen 518000, Guangdong Province, P.R.China
biomedical engineering ultrasound images image processing femur length measurement Frangi filter prenatal diagnosis
R 318; TP 751
We propose a novel automatic method to measure the fetal femur length. First, the candidate regions containing the femur are detected in the ultrasound image using Frangi filter and gray information. Then, the femur region is localized based on both the shape and position of the candidate regions. Finally, the femur end points are determined by detecting the edges of the femur region and fitting the femur skeleton. The femur length is measured. Comparing with the results measured by doctors, the average measurement error of 70 ultrasound femur images is 1.18 mm, which indicates that our method can accurately measure the femur length.


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