Volumetric SLSC imaging of vasculature on a clinical matrix array


Journal Article

We extended the concept of Short-lag Spatial Coherence imaging to matrix arrays and used it to improve the quality of vessel images. Specifically, we collected signals from the individual channels of a clinical matrix array while imaging a flow phantom and the human livers in vivo. We used this data to reconstruct matched B-mode and SLSC volumes. 2-D and 3-D images created from the SLSC volumes showed suppressed clutter and better visibility of vessels compared to their B-mode counterparts. Vessel contrast and CNR were computed for the volumes using concurrently acquired Doppler data as a gold standard for vessel visualization. © 2013 IEEE.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jakovljevic, M; Hyun, D; Byram, B; Dahl, J; Trahey, G

Published Date

  • December 1, 2013

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 1240 - 1243

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1948-5727

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1948-5719

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/ULTSYM.2013.0317

Citation Source

  • Scopus