Can Tissue Characterization Ever Become a Science?
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?.
KeywordsAttenuation Coefficient Performance Criterion Tissue Characterization Interrogation Rate Relative Contrast
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