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Fundamental mechanisms underlying broadband ultrasonic attenuation in calcaneus
Author(s): Keith A. Wear
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Paper Abstract

Although broadband ultrasonic attenuation from calcaneus has been demonstrated to be useful in the diagnosis of osteoporosis, the processes governing the interactions between ultrasound and bone are cunently not well understood. Attenuation is the combined result of two components: absorption and scattering. The objectives of this study were to 1) develop and test a theoretical model for scattering from calcaneus, and 2) investigate the relative roles of absorption and scattering in determining attenuation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 May 2001
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 4325, Medical Imaging 2001: Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing, (30 May 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.428220
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Keith A. Wear, FDA Ctr. for Devices and Radiological Health (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4325:
Medical Imaging 2001: Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing
Michael F. Insana; K. Kirk Shung, Editor(s)

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