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1 July 1990 Quality factors for phase-aberration correction in medical ultrasound
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Spatial inhomogeneities in the acoustic velocity of tissues degrade the contrast and resolution of diagnostic ultrasonic images. A system which iteratively adjusts the phases of signals transmitted and received from individual elements in a phased array scanner in order to restore image quality when imaging through inhomogeneous layers is described. The adjustments are selected to maximize a quality factor in an operator-selectable region-of-interest. The use of several quality factors in improving image quality, including the average local and the peak echo magnitude of diffuse and point-like targets and integral powers of these magnitudes were investigated. Theory and experimental results related to these investigations is presented.
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Gregg E. Trahey and Danhua Zhao "Quality factors for phase-aberration correction in medical ultrasound", Proc. SPIE 1231, Medical Imaging IV: Image Formation, (1 July 1990); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.18782
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