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Analysis of ultrasound pulse-wave Doppler systems
Author(s): Sidney Leeman; Nicholas Thomas; Andrew J. Healey
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Paper Abstract

The aim of the investigation reported here is to clarify the way in which spectral-modifying artefacts, such as tissue attenuation, compromise pulse-wave Doppler measurements, and to accurately measure the magnitude of the corrupting influence of attenuation under controlled laboratory conditions. A theoretical description of the structure of the pulse-echo sequence from a moving scatterer field is constructed from first principles by utilizing a time-domain description of the Doppler process. It is demonstrated that the essential features of the echo signal may be rather more accurately described by a wavelet-, rather than by a Fourier-, transform, and that the power spectrum of the Doppler signal does not necessarily encode the range of the scatterer velocities present in the (pulse-echo) sampling volumes. The analysis provides a better understanding of the origins of the significant levels of noise present in pulse-wave Doppler signals, and allows a novel approach towards noise-reduction -- by zero manipulation in complex frequency space -- to be developed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 April 1996
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2708, Medical Imaging 1996: Physics of Medical Imaging, (11 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.237793
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Sidney Leeman, King's College London (United Kingdom)
Nicholas Thomas, King's College London (United Kingdom)
Andrew J. Healey, King's College London (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2708:
Medical Imaging 1996: Physics of Medical Imaging
Richard L. Van Metter; Jacob Beutel, Editor(s)

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