Fast High-Resolution Ultrasound Microvessel Imaging with Null Subtraction Imaging-based Beamforming

Zhengchang Kou, Matt Lowerison, Pengfei Song, Michael L. Oelze

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Abstract

Recently, microvessel imaging at super resolution using contrast agents has been successfully demonstrated. However, the computational costs associated with the processing is extremely high. To overcome some of the computational issues, new techniques for generating high-resolution microvessel images with contrast MBs are warranted. One computationally inexpensive technique to realize high-resolution microvessel imaging is to use null subtraction imaging (NSI) [1]. NSI uses nulls in the beam pattern to produce images at much higher apparent lateral resolution and is especially suited for sharpening ultrasound images of specular scatters like MBs. In this study we acquired 1000 frames of ultrasonic data of chicken embryo with microbubble as contrast agent inside and utilized NSI to attain image with improved spatial resolution compared with traditional delay and sum image.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIUS 2020 - International Ultrasonics Symposium, Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781728154480
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 7 2020
Event2020 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2020 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Sep 7 2020Sep 11 2020

Publication series

NameIEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS
Volume2020-September
ISSN (Print)1948-5719
ISSN (Electronic)1948-5727

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2020
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period9/7/209/11/20

Keywords

  • DAS
  • Microbubble
  • NSI
  • Super Resolution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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