UNIFIED APPROACH TO THE DETECTION AND CLASSIFICATION OF SPECKLE TEXTURE IN DIAGNOSTIC ULTRASOUND.

Robert F. Wagner, Michael Insana, David G. Brown

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Abstract

Second order statistics have been derived for the speckle in diagnostic ultrasound that arises from diffuse (incoherent) scattering in the presence of distributed and organized specular (coherent) scattering. They serve as the basis for a three-dimensional feature space in which tissue textures can be classified. The covariance matrix of the measurements in this space is a generalization of the speckle spot number or sampling concept that arises in the study of signal or lesion detectability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsHenri H. Arsenault
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA, USA
PublisherSPIE
Pages146-152
Number of pages7
Volume556
ISBN (Print)0892525916
StatePublished - Dec 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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