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Unified Approach to the Detection and Classification of Speckle Texture in Diagnostic Ultrasound
Author(s): Robert F. Wagner; Michael F. Insana; David G. Brown
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Paper Abstract

Second order statistics have been derived for the speckle in diagnostic ultrasound that arises from diffuse (incoherent) scattering in the presence of distributed and organized specular (coherent) scattering. They serve as the basis for a three-dimensional feature space in which tissue textures can be classified. The covariance matrix of the measurements in this space is a generalization of the speckle spot number or sampling concept that arises in the study of signal or lesion detectability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 November 1985
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0556, Intl Conf on Speckle, (25 November 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.949534
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Robert F. Wagner, Food and Drug Administration (United States)
Michael F. Insana, Food and Drug Administration (United States)
David G. Brown, Food and Drug Administration (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0556:
Intl Conf on Speckle
Henri H. Arsenault, Editor(s)

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