Experimental validation of a power doppler performance model

Roger J. Zemp, Michael F. Insana

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A quantitative performance model for Power Doppler detection tasks is developed based on statistical decision theory. The model gives insights into optimizing Power Doppler system designs. Flow-weighted and scatterer density weighted images can be formed by changing the pulse-repetition interval. Wideband pulses are seen to be best for clutter limited detection of blood while high amplitude or longer energy-rich pulses are better for noise-limited detection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)861-864
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event2003 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium - Proceedings - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Oct 5 2003Oct 8 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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