SPECKLE SNR VS. LATERAL RESOLUTION IN ULTRASOUND IMAGING: WHAT'S THE TRADEOFF?
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.
- Trahey, GE; Smith, SW; Carroll, BA; von Ramm, OT
- December 1, 1986
- Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings
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- 811 - 813
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