Analysis of Scatter Fields in Diffraction Tomography Experiments
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.
KeywordsAmplitude Distribution Rayleigh Distribution Human Breast Tissue Inverse Scattering Problem Wavefront Aberration
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