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Medical ultrasound pulse structure
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Paper Abstract

Some aspects of the extremely complex structure of the pulses utilized in medical ultrasound pulse-echo imaging devices are investigated. The following features are examined, in many instances from a fresh point of view: diffraction, Fourier representation, directivity spectrum, propagation of pulse projections, causality, superluminality, and header wave component. Analytical results are underpinned by experimental findings with (single-element) wideband ultrasound transducers. The discussion is conducted within the context of linear fields.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3659, Medical Imaging 1999: Physics of Medical Imaging, (28 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.349484
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Sidney Leeman, King's College London (United Kingdom)
Andrew J. Healey, City Univ. (Norway)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3659:
Medical Imaging 1999: Physics of Medical Imaging
John M. Boone; James T. Dobbins, Editor(s)

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