Two-Dimensional Frequency Domain Phase Aberration Correction

  • Mahmoud E. Allam
  • James F. Greenleaf
Part of the Acoustical Imaging book series (ACIM, volume 22)

Abstract

Phase aberration due to tissues with inhomogeneous acoustic speeds is a major source of image degradation in medical ultrasound. In most phased array pulse-echo ultrasound systems, the delays used to focus and steer the beams are calculated assuming constant acoustic speed. However, it is known that the acoustic speed varies for different types of tissue, resulting in defocusing, loss of resolution, and blurring of the image. The issue of phase aberration measurement and correction has been the focus of several research groups in recent years1,2,3. Many of the existing techniques correct for aberration by estimating the phase error profile and using the estimate to align the rf signals.

Keywords

Radar Refraction Ghost Acoustics Sonar 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mahmoud E. Allam
    • 1
  • James F. Greenleaf
    • 1
  1. 1.Biodynamics Research Unit Department of PhysiologyBiophysics Mayo Clinic/Foundation Rochester

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