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Ultrasound Imaging and Its Modeling

  • Jørgen A. Jensen
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Part of the Topics in Applied Physics book series (TAP, volume 84)

Abstract

Modern medical ultrasound scanners are used to image nearly all soft tissue structures in the body. The anatomy can be studied from gray-scale B-mode images, where the reflectivity and scattering strength of the tissues are displayed. The imaging is performed in real time with 20 to 100 images per second. The technique is widely used, since it does not use ionizing radiation and is safe and painless for the patient. This chapter gives a short introduction to modern ultrasound imaging using array transducers. It includes a description of the different imaging methods, the beam-forming strategies used, and the resulting fields and their modeling.

Keywords

Impulse Response Ultrasound Image Point Spread Function Spherical Wave Beam Pattern 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jørgen A. Jensen
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  1. 1.Ørsted · DTUTechnical University of DenmarkLyngbyDenmark

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