Tissue-induced ultrasonic wavefront distortion

Thida Lwin, William D. O'Brien

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A through-transmission in vitro measurement procedure was used to estimate the ultrasonic wavefront distortions of five different tissue type: bovine liver, porcine liver, bovine skin, and bovine muscle for two different orientations. Water and Dow Corning 710 was used for distortionless references. Three classes of calculations were performed to evaluate tissue inhomogeneities: correlation coefficient between two waveforms, arrival time shift between two waveforms, and the insertion loss for each waveform relative to water. Results show that waveform distortion increased as a function of spatial location separation for the tissue samples and was significantly greater for the tissue samples compared to the reference materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1415-1417
Number of pages3
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium
StatePublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium. Part 2 (of 2) - San Antonio, TX, USA
Duration: Nov 3 1996Nov 6 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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