Analysis of Scatter Fields in Diffraction Tomography Experiments

  • Helmar S. Janée
  • Joie P. Jones
  • Michael P. André
Part of the Acoustical Imaging book series (ACIM, volume 22)


The propagation of acoustic waves through complex, inhomogeneous materials such as tissue is characterized by a number of processes that include scattering, diffraction, refraction and reflection. Reconstructing images of such objects from measured transmit or scatter fields provides a considerable challenge and the reconstruction approach that is most suitable may depend on which of these processes dominate. In order to gain a better understanding of these factors, we have initiated a detailed investigation of the nature of scatter fields observed in vivo in human breast tissue for a number of diffraction tomography experiments.


Amplitude Distribution Rayleigh Distribution Human Breast Tissue Inverse Scattering Problem Wavefront Aberration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Helmar S. Janée
    • 1
    • 2
  • Joie P. Jones
    • 3
  • Michael P. André
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of CaliforniaSan Diego
  2. 2.Veterans Affairs Medical CenterSan Diego
  3. 3.Department of Radiological SciencesUniversity of CaliforniaIrvine

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