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Interfacing very high frequency transducers to digital-acquisition scanning systems
Author(s): Frederick L. Lizzi; M. C. Rorke; J. B. Sokil-Melgar; Andrew Kalisz; Jack Driller; Jerome L. Shupack; Matthew J. Stiller; D. Jackson Coleman
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Paper Abstract

Polymer transducers with high center frequencies offer several potential advantages for ultrasonic imaging and tissue characterization of superficial tissue segments. The large bandwidths of these transducers permit resolution of small tissue structures and also provide detailed spectral data for characterizing stochastic tissue elements. We have integrated these transducers with digital systems and conducted initial examinations of the eye, skin, and in- vitro tissue specimens. Computed images have demonstrated superior resolution, and useful signal-to-noise ratios have been obtained for spectral bandwidths exceeding 35 MHz. Further investigations are required to develop compensating processing techniques for acoustic attenuation and frequency-dependent beam characteristics, which can be significant factors over these large bandwidths.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 November 1992
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1733, New Developments in Ultrasonic Transducers and Transducer Systems, (5 November 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.130610
Show Author Affiliations
Frederick L. Lizzi, Riverside Research Institute (United States)
M. C. Rorke, Riverside Research Institute (United States)
J. B. Sokil-Melgar, Riverside Research Institute (United States)
Andrew Kalisz, Riverside Research Institute (United States)
Jack Driller, Riverside Research Institute (United States)
Jerome L. Shupack, New York Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Matthew J. Stiller, New York Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
D. Jackson Coleman, Cornell Univ. Medical College (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1733:
New Developments in Ultrasonic Transducers and Transducer Systems
Frederick L. Lizzi, Editor(s)

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