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Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 921303, 10 pages
Research Article

GPU-Based Block-Wise Nonlocal Means Denoising for 3D Ultrasound Images

Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Life Science and Technology, Key Laboratory of Image Processing and Intelligence Control of Education Ministry of China, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, No. 1037, Luoyu Road, Wuhan 430074, China

Received 8 May 2013; Revised 28 July 2013; Accepted 4 September 2013

Academic Editor: Tianye Niu

Copyright © 2013 Liu Li et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

This movie shows the visualization of the 3D ultrasound fetus, including the original image displaying and the denoised results by our algorithm. baby.428x354x209.raw is the original volume data. The CUDA_denoised_baby_Rx.raw is the denoised data by our algorithm with the reference window radius of x. The X, Y and Z sliders are used to control the clipping of the objects to remove the background. The line chart on the lower left corner is the transfer function adjusting module. The first display mode is the mode with pseudo color. The second display mode is the mode with both pseudo color and light. The third display mode is the mode of gray level.

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