Frequency independent ultrasound contrast-detail analysis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

An ultrasound contrast-detail phantom has been developed to evaluate the image quality of diagnostic ultrasound imaging systems. The phantom includes eight conical targets whose B-mode images show disk lesions such that the object contrast of each lesion relative to background is independent of the imaging device or transducer frequency/spectrum. By maintaining conditions for Rayleigh scattering and Rayleigh speckle statistics in the phantom gel, the object contrast of each lesion depends only on the scatterer concentration in the lesion relative to the scatterer concentration in the background. Experimental data confirmed this frequency independence. Results of contrast-detail performance of an ultrasound imaging system are shown, and a standard technique for error analysis of contrast-detail data is described.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Smith, SW; Lopez, H; Bodine, WJ

Published Date

  • May 1, 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 467 - 477

PubMed ID

  • 3901461

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-291X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0301-5629

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0301-5629(85)90158-9


  • eng