Investigating the impact of elevated acoustic output in B-mode harmonic imaging and harmonic motion tracking

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Conference Paper

© 2017 IEEE. Harmonic imaging techniques are widely used in B-mode abdominal imaging and motion tracking in shear wave elasticity imaging (SWEI) to reduce clutter and improve data quality. Harmonic imaging can be both signal-to-noise (SNR) and penetration depth (PD) limited, resulting in decreased diagnostic utility. This work evaluates B-mode harmonic imaging and SWEI harmonic tracking data quality between imaging sequences using a Mechanical Index (MI) within the FDA guideline of 1.9 and an elevated MI (1.9 < MI < 2.6), to determine if there is clinical benefit in exceeding the current FDA guideline for MI in the context of hepatic imaging.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Deng, Y; Palmeri, M; Rouze, N; Haystead, C; Nightingale, K

Published Date

  • October 31, 2017

Published In

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1948-5727

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1948-5719

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781538633830

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/ULTSYM.2017.8092172

Citation Source

  • Scopus