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Multidirectional scattering models for 3-dimensional ultrasound imaging

Ijaz, UZ and Housden, RJ and Treece, GM and Prager, RW and Gee, AH (2013) Multidirectional scattering models for 3-dimensional ultrasound imaging. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 32. pp. 699-714. ISSN 0278-4297

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Abstract

An ultrasound image is created from backscattered echoes originating from both diffuse and directional scattering. It is potentially useful to separate these two components for the purpose of tissue characterization. This article presents several models for visualization of scattering fields on 3-dimensional (3D) ultrasound imaging. By scanning the same anatomy from multiple directions, we can observe the variation of specular intensity as a function of the viewing angle. This article considers two models for estimating the diffuse and specular components of the backscattered intensity: a modification of the well-known Phong reflection model and an existing exponential model. We examine 2-dimensional implementations and also propose novel 3D extensions of these models in which the probe is not constrained to rotate within a plane. Both simulation and experimental results show that improved performance can be achieved with 3D models. © 2013 by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 3-dimensional ultrasound imaging Diffuse Scattering Specular
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div F > Machine Intelligence
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 11:41
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2014 17:46
DOI: 10.7863/ultra.32.4.699