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Synthetic aperture echo imaging using a single-element ultrasonic transducer
Author(s): Mehrdad Soumekh
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a system model and its corresponding reconstruction method for synthetic aperture echo imaging using a single element ultrasonic transducer (SEUT). The system model incorporates the spherical nature of the SEUT's radiation pattern. The reconstruction method integrates the recorded signals at various coordinates of a translational or rotational SEUT via a spatial Fourier transform. It is shown that the transformed data provides samples of the spatial Fourier transform of the test object's reflectivity function. This study indicates that a synthesized array and its physical counterpart possess the same resolution despite the fact that the synthesized array's signal subspace is a subset of the much larger signal subspace for the physical array.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1231, Medical Imaging IV: Image Formation, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18780
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Mehrdad Soumekh, SUNY/Buffalo (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1231:
Medical Imaging IV: Image Formation
Roger H. Schneider, Editor(s)

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