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Tissue stiffness measurement using temporal variation of ultrasound speckle pattern
Author(s): Mok-Kun Jeong; Jeong-Man Park; Sung-Jae Kwon; Moo-Ho Bae
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Paper Abstract

This paper proposes a method of imaging the stiffness of soft tissue to help diagnose cancers or tumors which have been difficult to detect with ultrasound B-mode imaging modality. To measure the soft tissue stiffness, sinusoidal vibrations are applied to it, and the magnitude of its mechanical vibration is determined by estimating the temporal variation of speckle pattern brightness in ultrasound B-mode images. It is verified by simulation and experiment that the proposed method can estimate the relative tissue stiffness from B-mode images with a modest amount of computation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 May 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5035, Medical Imaging 2003: Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing, (23 May 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.479876
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Mok-Kun Jeong, Daejin Univ. (South Korea)
Jeong-Man Park, Daejin Univ. (South Korea)
Sung-Jae Kwon, Daejin Univ. (South Korea)
Moo-Ho Bae, Medison Co., Ltd. (South Korea)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5035:
Medical Imaging 2003: Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing
William F. Walker; Michael F. Insana, Editor(s)

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