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Can Tissue Characterization Ever Become a Science?

  • C. R. Hill
Conference paper

Abstract

Professor Tanaka pointed out in his introduction that there has been a problem in ultrasonic tissue characterization, in that we have not been perhaps as quantitative as we should like. What I would like to do today is to try to open and stimulate some discussion on whether we can perhaps move toward a more quantitative approach to the questions of: why we are doing what we are doing? and, how well can we perform?.

Keywords

Attenuation Coefficient Performance Criterion Tissue Characterization Interrogation Rate Relative Contrast 
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References

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    Hill CR, Bamber JC, Cosgrove DO(1990) Performance criteria for quantitative ultrasonology and image parameterisation. Clin. Phys. Physiol. Meas., (Suppl. A): 57–73.Google Scholar
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    Nassiri D K, Hill CR (1986) The differential and total bulk acoustic scattering cross sections of some human and animal tissues. J. acoust. Soc Amer. 79: 2034–2047.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer Japan 1996

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