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Bioelasticity imaging: system design
Author(s): Michael F. Insana; Larry T. Cook
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Paper Abstract

Elasticity imaging is an emerging diagnostic modality whose development now is largely empirical. This paper outlines a framework for designing ultrasonic bioelasticity imaging systems based on a maximum-likelihood estimator of tissue motion. A principal goal for image formation is to maximize waveform coherence, which is to correctly match Fourier coefficients of the echo data recorded before deformation to those recorded after deformation. A crosstalk matrix is developed for strain imaging to obtain new insights into the physics of elasticity imaging, in particular resolution, and a simple figure of merit for evaluating system designs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3659, Medical Imaging 1999: Physics of Medical Imaging, (28 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.349497
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Michael F. Insana, Univ. of Kansas Medical Ctr. (United States)
Larry T. Cook, Univ. of Kansas Medical Ctr. (United States)


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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