A comparison between generalized coherence factor and short-LAG spatial coherence methods


Conference Paper

© 2015 IEEE. Typical ultrasound image beamforming is based on delay and sum of received echoes. Sound speed inhomogeneity, phase aberration and acoustic clutter induce errors in the beamformed signals. Therefore, coherence-based techniques such as Generalized Coherence Factor (GCF) and Short-lag Spatial Coherence (SLSC) have been developed to reduce these errors. GCF has been used as a weighting factor applied to the conventional image (b-mode), and SLSC has been used as a new standalone image. In this study, a new approach for comparison of both techniques is proposed by using GCF and SLSC as weighting factors and standalone images. Image contrast and contrast-to-noise (CNR) were evaluated to analyze the approaches' performance.

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Cited Authors

  • Pozo, E; Castaneda, B; Dahl, J; Lavarello, R

Published Date

  • January 1, 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2015-July /

Start / End Page

  • 231 - 234

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1945-8452

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1945-7928

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781479923748

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/ISBI.2015.7163856

Citation Source

  • Scopus