SPECKLE SNR VS. LATERAL RESOLUTION IN ULTRASOUND IMAGING: WHAT'S THE TRADEOFF?

Published

Journal Article

The rates of ultrasonic B-mode speckle pattern changes are measured as a function of changes in the imaging angle under a variety of experimental conditions. The results of these experiments were used to design an imaging system that optimizes speckle reduction for a given available aperture and analysis indicates that such a system will improve the detectability of diffuse tumors. The system was constructed and initial clinical trials of its performance are reported.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Trahey, GE; Smith, SW; Carroll, BA; von Ramm, OT

Published Date

  • December 1, 1986

Published In

  • Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings

Start / End Page

  • 811 - 813

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0090-5607

Citation Source

  • Scopus