Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures & Augmented Reality
Lehrstuhl für Informatikanwendungen in der Medizin & Augmented Reality

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Simulated Ultrasound

Simulated Ultrasound

In medical collaboration with:
Dr. Marc Martignoni (Klinikum rechts der Isar)
Dr. Sandro Heining (Klinikum Innenstadt)

Contact Person(s): Tobias Blum

Keywords: Registration / Visualization, Medical Imaging, HMD and Visualization


We are simulating Ultrasound images from CT volumes by assuming a correlation between Hounsfield units and acoustic impedance. Rays are cast trough the CT volume to simulate the US image formation. Simulated Ultrasound from CT can be used for CT/Ultrasound registration by comparing a real US image to simulated ones. Another application of simulated US is training.


T. Blum, A. Rieger, N. Navab, H. Friess, M. E. Martignoni
A Review of Computer-Based Simulators for Ultrasound Training
Simulation in Healthcare, Volume 8, Number 2, pp. 98-108 (bib)
T. Blum, S.M. Heining, O. Kutter, N. Navab
Advanced Training Methods using an Augmented Reality Ultrasound Simulator
8th IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR 2009), Orlando, USA, October 2009, pp. 177-178. The original publication is available online at (bib)
T. Blum, M. E. Martignoni, H. Friess, N. Navab
An Ultrasound Simulator for Training using CT-based Simulation of Ultrasound Images
5th Russian-Bacarian Conference on Bio-Medical Engineering, Munich, Germany, July 2009 (bib)
T. Reichl, J. Passenger, O. Acosta, O. Salvado
Ultrasound goes GPU: real-time simulation using CUDA
SPIE Medical Imaging, Orlando, Florida, USA, February 2009 (bib)
O. Kutter, A. Karamalis, W. Wein, N. Navab
A GPU-Based Framework for Simulation of Medical Ultrasound
SPIE Medical Imaging, Orlando, Florida, USA, February 2009 (bib)
O. Kutter, R. Shams, N. Navab
Visualization and GPU-accelerated simulation of medical ultrasound from CT images
Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, Volume 94, Issue 3, June, 2009 (bib)
W. Wein, S. Brunke, A. Khamene, M.R. Callstrom, N. Navab
Automatic CT-Ultrasound Registration for Diagnostic Imaging and Image-guided Intervention
Medical Image Analysis 12(5), pp 577-585, October 2008 (bib)
R. Shams, R. Hartley, N. Navab
Real-Time Simulation of Medical Ultrasound from CT Images
Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI, 2008, New York, USA, September 6-10 2008 (bib)
W. Wein, A. Khamene, D.-A. Clevert, O. Kutter, N. Navab
Simulation and Fully Automatic Multimodal Registration of Medical Ultrasound
Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI 2007), Brisbane, Australia, October 2007. Received the MICCAI 2007 Young Scientist Award. (bib)


Contact Person(s)

Tobias Blum
Dr. Tobias Blum

Working Group

Athanasios Karamalis
Dr. Athanasios Karamalis
Oliver Kutter
Dr. Oliver Kutter
Tobias Blum
Dr. Tobias Blum
Tobias Reichl
Dr. Tobias Reichl


Ramtin Shams
Ramtin Shams
Wolfgang Wein
Dr. Wolfgang Wein


Technische Universität München
Institut für Informatik / I16
Boltzmannstr. 3
85748 Garching bei München

Tel.: +49 89 289-17058
Fax: +49 89 289-17059
Visit our lab at Garching.

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Chirurgische Klinik und Poliklinik - Innenstadt, AG CAS
Nussbaumstr. 20
80336 München

Room: C2.06
Tel.: +49 89 5160-3615
Tel.: +49 89 5160-3635
Fax: +49 89 5160-3630
Visit our lab at Klinikum Innenstadt.

Klinikum rechts der Isar
der Technischen Universitüt München
Ismaninger Str. 22
81675 München

IFL Lab - Room: 01.3a-c
Tel.: +49 89 4140-6457
Fax: +49 89 4140-6458
Visit our lab at Klinikum rechts der Isar.

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