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Ultrasonic Tissue Characterization And Quantitative Ultrasound Scatter Imaging: Methods And Approaches
Author(s): Joie Pierce Jones; Sidney Leeman
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Paper Abstract

Present medical ultrasound systems are based on energy detection methods and therefore only utilize echo intensity information. However, phase, as well as spectral information, is recorded by the transducer, which is a pressure sensitive device, but is not utilized in present display or measurement schemes. This additional information may be of diagnostic significance since the interaction between sound and tissue is exceedingly complex, since many types of tissue can be categorized in terms of their acoustical properties, and since changes in tissue acoustical properties can be correlated with specific pathological states. Thus, in principle, in vivo techniques could be devised which would extract and separate the medically significant features of the ultrasound interactions with tissue and would display ultrasonic tissue signatures appropriate for a differential diagnosis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1982
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0372, Physics and Engineering in Medical Imaging, (1 November 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.934523
Show Author Affiliations
Joie Pierce Jones, University of California (United States)
Sidney Leeman, Hammersmitfn Hospital (UK)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0372:
Physics and Engineering in Medical Imaging
Orhan Nalcioglu, Editor(s)

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