Dependence of the ultrasonic scatter coefficient on collagen concentration in mammalian tissues

J. Pohlhammei, W. D. O'Brien

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The difference between literature values of ultrasonic attenuation and absorption coefficients, defined as the scatter coefficient, was related to percent wet weight collagen concentration for brain, heart, liver, kidney, and tendon, in the range of 0.7 to 7 MHz. The comparison shows that as the ultrasonic frequency increases, the scatter coefficient increases, and the dependence of scattering upon collagen concentration decreases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-285
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1981


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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