Bioelasticity imaging: System design

Michael F. Insana, Larry T. Cook

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Elasticity imaging is an emerging diagnostic modality whose development now is largely empirical. This paper outlines a framework for designing ultrasonic bioelasticity imaging systems based on a maximum-likelihood estimator of tissue motion. A principal goal for image formation is to maximize waveform coherence, which is to correctly match Fourier coefficients of the echo data recorded before deformation to those recorded after deformation. A crosstalk matrix is developed for strain imaging to obtain new insights into the physics of elasticity imaging, in particular resolution, and a simple figure of merit for evaluating system designs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)224-235
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Issue numberI
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 Medical Imaging - Physics of Medical Imaging - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Feb 21 1999Feb 23 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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