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Tissue imaging utilizing the ultrasonic vibration potential
Author(s): Shougang Wang; Cuong K. Nguyen; Shengqiong Li; Theron Hamilton; Vitalyi Gusev; Gerald J. Diebold
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Paper Abstract

The ultrasonic vibraton potential refers to the production of a voltage that varies in time when ultrasound passes through a colloidal or ionic solution. The vibration potential can be used as an imaging method for soft tissue by recording its phase, time of arrival, and magnitude relative to the launching of a burst of ultrasound. A theory of the effect can be found from Maxwell's equations. Experimental results demonstrating the imaging method are shown for bodies with simple geometries.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 March 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6147, Medical Imaging 2006: Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing, 61470Z (16 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.673782
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Shougang Wang, Brown Univ. (United States)
Cuong K. Nguyen, Brown Univ. (United States)
Shengqiong Li, Brown Univ. (United States)
Theron Hamilton, Brown Univ. (United States)
Vitalyi Gusev, Brown Univ. (United States)
Gerald J. Diebold, Brown Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6147:
Medical Imaging 2006: Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing
Stanislav Emelianov; William F. Walker, Editor(s)

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