In this work, an ultrasound technique for achieving 3D palm vein patterns for biometric recognition purposes is proposed and experimentally tested. Commercial ultrasound imaging machine and linear arrays have been employed. Both imaging and power Doppler analysis have been performed to detect veins. The probe is moved in the directional orthogonal to the array by an automated scanning system and at each step a a 2D frame is captured and stored to form a 3D matrix. The data from the 3D matrix are elaborated for achieving 3D ultrasonic vein patterns. The proposed technique has been applied to acquire hand vein patterns of about a dozen of distinct volunteers, which are opportunely rendered and discussed.
Iula, A., Savoia, A.S., Caliano, G. (2012). 3D Ultrasound palm vein pattern for biometric recognition. In Proceedings of 2012 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (pp.1-4). Piscataway (NJ) : IEEE [10.1109/ULTSYM.2012.0611].