30 May 2001 Fundamental mechanisms underlying broadband ultrasonic attenuation in calcaneus
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Abstract
Although broadband ultrasonic attenuation from calcaneus has been demonstrated to be useful in the diagnosis of osteoporosis, the processes governing the interactions between ultrasound and bone are cunently not well understood. Attenuation is the combined result of two components: absorption and scattering. The objectives of this study were to 1) develop and test a theoretical model for scattering from calcaneus, and 2) investigate the relative roles of absorption and scattering in determining attenuation.
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Keith A. Wear, "Fundamental mechanisms underlying broadband ultrasonic attenuation in calcaneus", Proc. SPIE 4325, Medical Imaging 2001: Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing, (30 May 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.428220; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.428220
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