18 July 1988 Analysis Of Ultrasound Image Sequences By A Data-Flow Architecture Supporting Concurrent Processing
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In recent years we have improved processing of ultrasound cardiac images depicting the human heart by sophisticated algorithms programmed for a self developed Image Sequence Processing System incorporating some connected microprocessors. For a higher speed-up we have extended our system with a data-flow/pipeline processing unit supporting multiple data streams. In this paper we explain the chosen data-flow architecture with pipeline facilities. Image processing of sequences of pictures (echocardiograms) is done by a mixture of filtering and texture analysis. Local intraframe computations are based on a static data-flow mode, but interframe processing follows a typed dynamic data-flow mode. Besides results of different preprocessing and feature extraction algorithms, we describe some attractive properties and some limitations of the data flow concept in the context of image processing.
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P. Jensch, W. Ameling, "Analysis Of Ultrasound Image Sequences By A Data-Flow Architecture Supporting Concurrent Processing", Proc. SPIE 0939, Hybrid Image and Signal Processing, (18 July 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.947065; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.947065
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