A Comparative Evaluation of Several Algorithms for Phase Aberration Correction


Journal Article

A common framework is presented to classify several phase correction techniques. A subset of these techniques are evaluated through simulations which utilize 2-D phase aberration profiles measured in the breast. The techniques are compared based on their ability to reduce phase errors, stability, and sensitivity to noise and missing elements in the transducer ar., ray. Significant differences are observed in these measures of performance when the size and location of the aperture area used to generate a phase reference signal are varied. Techniques that utilize a small correction reference region are more susceptible to noise and missing elements than techniques which use larger reference regions. The algorithms encounter problems in 2-D phase correction when making the transition from one row to the next, due to the low interelement correlation at the transition points. It is shown that the magnitude of the interelement correlation is the key parameter governing phase correction performance. © 1994 IEEE

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ng, GC; Worrell, SS; Freiburger, PD; Trahey, GE

Published Date

  • January 1, 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 631 - 643

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0885-3010

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/58.308498

Citation Source

  • Scopus