Detecting stripe artifacts in ultrasound images

Adam MacIak*, Christian Kier, Günter Seidel, Karsten Meyer-Wiethe, Ulrich G. Hofmann

*Corresponding author for this work
6 Citations (Scopus)


Brain perfusion diseases such as acute ischemic stroke are detectable through computed tomography (CT)-/magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based methods. An alternative approach makes use of ultrasound imaging. In this low-cost bedside method, noise and artifacts degrade the imaging process. Especially stripe artifacts show a similar signal behavior compared to acute stroke or brain perfusion diseases. This document describes how stripe artifacts can be detected and eliminated in ultrasound images obtained through harmonic imaging (HI). On the basis of this new method, both proper identification of areas with critically reduced brain tissue perfusion and classification between brain perfusion defects and ultrasound stripe artifacts are made possible.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Digital Imaging
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)548-557
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 01.10.2009


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