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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945169/analysis-of-two-quantitative-ultrasound-approaches
#1
Pauline Muleki-Seya, Aiguo Han, Michael P Andre, John W Erdman, William D O'Brien
There are two well-known ultrasonic approaches to extract sets of quantitative parameters: Lizzi-Feleppa (LF) parameters: slope, intercept, and midband; and quantitative ultrasound (QUS)-derived parameters: effective scatterer diameter (ESD) and effective acoustic concentration (EAC). In this study, the relation between the LF and QUS-derived parameters is studied theoretically and experimentally on ex vivo mouse livers. As expected from the theory, LF slope is correlated to ESD ([Formula: see text]), and from experimental data, LF midband is correlated to EAC ([Formula: see text])...
September 1, 2017: Ultrasonic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585511/three-dimensional-ultrasound-elasticity-imaging-on-an-automated-breast-volume-scanning-system
#2
Yuqi Wang, Haidy G Nasief, Sarah Kohn, Andy Milkowski, Tom Clary, Stephen Barnes, Paul E Barbone, Timothy J Hall
Ultrasound elasticity imaging has demonstrated utility in breast imaging, but it is typically performed with handheld transducers and two-dimensional imaging. Two-dimensional (2D) elastography images tissue stiffness of only a plane and hence suffers from errors due to out-of-plane motion, whereas three-dimensional (3D) data acquisition and motion tracking can be used to track out-of-plane motion that is lost in 2D elastography systems. A commercially available automated breast volume scanning system that acquires 3D ultrasound data with precisely controlled elevational movement of the 1D array ultrasound transducer was employed in this study...
November 2017: Ultrasonic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797220/a-review-of-ultrasound-tissue-characterization-with-mean-scatterer-spacing
#3
Zhuhuang Zhou, Weiwei Wu, Shuicai Wu, Kebin Jia, Po-Hsiang Tsui
Tissues exhibiting quasi-periodic structures can be modeled as a collection of diffuse scatterers and coherent scatterers. The mean scatterer spacing (MSS) of coherent and quasi-periodic components is directly related to tissue microstructure and has become an important quantitative ultrasound (QUS) parameter in the characterization of quasi-periodic tissues. In this paper, a review of the literature on the development of MSS as a QUS parameter was conducted. First, a unified theoretical background of MSS estimates was provided...
September 2017: Ultrasonic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832256/3d-tendon-strain-estimation-using-high-frequency-volumetric-ultrasound-images-a-feasibility-study
#4
Catarina Carvalho, Pieter Slagmolen, Stijn Bogaerts, Lennart Scheys, Jan D'hooge, Koen Peers, Frederik Maes, Paul Suetens
Estimation of strain in tendons for tendinopathy assessment is a hot topic within the sports medicine community. It is believed that, if accurately estimated, existing treatment and rehabilitation protocols can be improved and presymptomatic abnormalities can be detected earlier. State-of-the-art studies present inaccurate and highly variable strain estimates, leaving this problem without solution. Out-of-plane motion, present when acquiring two-dimensional (2D) ultrasound (US) images, is a known problem and may be responsible for such errors...
August 1, 2017: Ultrasonic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720056/influence-of-tissue-microstructure-on-shear-wave-speed-measurements-in-plane-shear-wave-elastography-a-computational-study-in-lossless-fibrotic-liver-media
#5
Yu Wang, Jingfeng Jiang
Shear wave elastography (SWE) has been used to measure viscoelastic properties for characterization of fibrotic livers. In this technique, external mechanical vibrations or acoustic radiation forces are first transmitted to the tissue being imaged to induce shear waves. Ultrasonically measured displacement/velocity is then utilized to obtain elastographic measurements related to shear wave propagation. Using an open-source wave simulator, k-Wave, we conducted a case study of the relationship between plane shear wave measurements and the microstructure of fibrotic liver tissues...
July 1, 2017: Ultrasonic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691586/low-cost-volumetric-ultrasound-by-augmentation-of-2d-systems-design-and-prototype
#6
Carl D Herickhoff, Matthew R Morgan, Joshua S Broder, Jeremy J Dahl
Conventional two-dimensional (2D) ultrasound imaging is a powerful diagnostic tool in the hands of an experienced user, yet 2D ultrasound remains clinically underutilized and inherently incomplete, with output being very operator dependent. Volumetric ultrasound systems can more fully capture a three-dimensional (3D) region of interest, but current 3D systems require specialized transducers, are prohibitively expensive for many clinical departments, and do not register image orientation with respect to the patient; these systems are designed to provide improved workflow rather than operator independence...
July 1, 2017: Ultrasonic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675987/material-properties-of-human-ocular-tissue-at-7-%C3%A2%C2%B5m-resolution
#7
Daniel Rohrbach, Kazuyo Ito, Harriet O Lloyd, Ronald H Silverman, Kenji Yoshida, Tadashi Yamaguchi, Jonathan Mamou
Quantitative assessment of the material properties of ocular tissues can provide valuable information for investigating several ophthalmic diseases. Quantitative acoustic microscopy (QAM) offers a means of obtaining such information, but few QAM investigations have been conducted on human ocular tissue. We imaged the optic nerve (ON) and iridocorneal angle in 12-µm deparaffinized sections of the human eye using a custom-built acoustic microscope with a 250-MHz transducer (7-µm lateral resolution). The two-dimensional QAM maps of ultrasound attenuation (α), speed of sound ( c), acoustic impedance ( Z), bulk modulus ( K), and mass density (ρ) were generated...
July 1, 2017: Ultrasonic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627331/dynamic-transmit-receive-beamforming-by-spatial-matched-filtering-for-ultrasound-imaging-with-plane-wave-transmission
#8
Yuling Chen, Yang Lou, Jesse Yen
During conventional ultrasound imaging, the need for multiple transmissions for one image and the time of flight for a desired imaging depth limit the frame rate of the system. Using a single plane wave pulse during each transmission followed by parallel receive processing allows for high frame rate imaging. However, image quality is degraded because of the lack of transmit focusing. Beamforming by spatial matched filtering (SMF) is a promising method which focuses ultrasonic energy using spatial filters constructed from the transmit-receive impulse response of the system...
July 2017: Ultrasonic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627330/gpu-accelerated-kernel-regression-reconstruction-for-freehand-3d-ultrasound-imaging
#9
Tiexiang Wen, Ling Li, Qingsong Zhu, Wenjian Qin, Jia Gu, Feng Yang, Yaoqin Xie
Volume reconstruction method plays an important role in improving reconstructed volumetric image quality for freehand three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound imaging. By utilizing the capability of programmable graphics processing unit (GPU), we can achieve a real-time incremental volume reconstruction at a speed of 25-50 frames per second (fps). After incremental reconstruction and visualization, hole-filling is performed on GPU to fill remaining empty voxels. However, traditional pixel nearest neighbor-based hole-filling fails to reconstruct volume with high image quality...
July 2017: Ultrasonic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670990/compressed-sensing-for-elastography-in-portable-ultrasound
#10
Bonghun Shin, Soo Jeon, Jeongwon Ryu, Hyock Ju Kwon
Portable ultrasound is recently emerging as a new medical imaging modality featuring high portability, easy connectivity, and real-time on-site diagnostic ability. However, it does not yet provide ultrasound elastography function that enables the diagnosis of malignant lesions using elastic properties. This is mainly due to the limitations of hardware performance and wireless data transfer speed for processing the large amount of data for elastography. Therefore, data transfer reduction is one of the feasible solutions to overcome these limitations...
June 1, 2017: Ultrasonic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553752/quantitative-muscle-ultrasonography-using-textural-analysis-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
#11
Jacinto Javier Martínez-Payá, José Ríos-Díaz, María Elena Del Baño-Aledo, Jose Ignacio Tembl-Ferrairó, Juan Francisco Vazquez-Costa, Francesc Medina-Mirapeix
The purpose of this study was to analyze differences in gray-level co-occurrence matrix (GLCM) parameters, as assessed by muscle ultrasound (MUS), between amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients and healthy controls, and to compare the diagnostic accuracy of these GLCM parameters with first-order MUS parameters (echointensity [EI], echovariation [EV], and muscle thickness [MTh]) in different muscle groups. Twenty-six patients with ALS and 26 healthy subjects underwent bilateral and transverse ultrasound of the biceps/brachialis, forearm flexor, quadriceps femoris, and tibialis anterior muscle groups...
May 1, 2017: Ultrasonic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492108/three-dimensional-simulation-of-quantitative-ultrasound-in-cancellous-bone-using-the-echographic-response-of-a-metallic-pin
#12
Yoshiki Nagatani, Séraphin Guipieri, Vu-Hieu Nguyen, Christine Chappard, Didier Geiger, Salah Naili, Guillaume Haїat
Degenerative discopathy is a common pathology that may require spine surgery. A metallic cylindrical pin is inserted into the vertebral body to maintain soft tissues and may be used as a reflector of ultrasonic wave to estimate bone density. The first aim of this paper is to validate a three-dimensional (3-D) model to simulate the ultrasonic propagation in a trabecular bone sample in which a metallic pin has been inserted. We also aim at determining the effect of changes of bone volume fraction (BV/TV) and of positioning errors on the quantitative ultrasound (QUS) parameters in this specific configuration...
May 1, 2017: Ultrasonic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468574/diagnostic-value-of-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-quantification-in-the-differentiation-of-benign-and-malignant-thyroid-nodules
#13
Niraj Nirmal Pandey, Gaurav Shanker Pradhan, Alpana Manchanda, Anju Garg
The objective of this study was to evaluate the role of ultrasound elastography using acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) quantification in characterizing and differentiating malignant versus benign thyroid nodules. A total of 40 thyroid nodules were evaluated with conventional sonography and ultrasound elastography using ARFI quantification. The final diagnosis was obtained from histologic findings. A total of 14 malignant and 26 benign nodules were diagnosed on the basis of histologic examination. Majority of the malignant thyroid nodules demonstrated presence of intranodular vascular flow, hypoechoic echotexture, absent halo, irregular margins and microcalcifications...
May 1, 2017: Ultrasonic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468573/frequency-representation-visualization-and-clustering-of-acoustic-data-using-self-organizing-maps
#14
Xinhua Guo, Song Sun, Xiantao Yu, Pan Wang, Kentaro Nakamura
Extraction and display of frequency information in three-dimensional (3D) acoustic data are important steps to analyze object characteristics, because the characteristics, such as profiles, sizes, surface structures, and material properties, may show frequency dependence. In this study, frequency representation (FR) based on phase information in multispectral acoustic imaging (MSAI) is proposed to overcome the limit of intensity or amplitude information in image display. Experiments are performed on 3D acoustic data collected from a rigid surface engraved with five different letters...
May 1, 2017: Ultrasonic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425388/lower-bound-on-estimation-variance-of-the-ultrasonic-attenuation-coefficient-using-the-spectral-difference-reference-phantom-method
#15
Kayvan Samimi, Tomy Varghese
Ultrasonic attenuation is one of the primary parameters of interest in Quantitative Ultrasound (QUS). Non-invasive monitoring of tissue attenuation can provide valuable diagnostic and prognostic information to the physician. The Reference Phantom Method (RPM) was introduced as a way of mitigating some of the system-related effects and biases to facilitate clinical QUS applications. In this paper, under the assumption of diffuse scattering, a probabilistic model of the backscattered signal spectrum is used to derive a theoretical lower bound on the estimation variance of the attenuation coefficient using the Spectral-Difference RPM...
May 2017: Ultrasonic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091280/rotation-elastogram-estimation-using-synthetic-transmit-aperture-technique-a-feasibility-study
#16
Lokesh B, Bhaskara Rao Chintada, Arun Kumar Thittai
It is well-documented in literature that benign breast lesions, such as fibroadenomas, are loosely bonded to their surrounding tissue and tend to slip under a small quasi-static compression, whereas malignant lesions being firmly bonded to their surrounding tissue do not slip. Recent developments in quasi-static ultrasound elastography have shown that an image of the axial-shear strain distribution can provide information about the bonding condition at the lesion-surrounding tissue boundary. Further studies analyzing the axial-shear strain elastograms revealed that nonzero axial-shear strain values appear inside the lesion, referred to as fill-in, only when a lesion is loosely bonded and asymmetrically oriented to the axis of compression...
May 2017: Ultrasonic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903789/a-color-doppler-shear-wave-imaging-phase-reconstruction-method-using-four-color-flow-images
#17
Naoki Sunaguchi, Yoshiki Yamakoshi, Takahito Nakajima
This study investigates shear wave phase map reconstruction using a limited number of color flow images (CFIs) acquired with a color Doppler ultrasound imaging instrument. We propose an efficient reconstruction method to considerably reduce the number of CFIs required for reconstruction and compare this method with Fourier analysis-based color Doppler shear wave imaging. The proposed method uses a two-step phase reconstruction process, including an initial phase map derived from four CFIs using an advanced iterative algorithm of optical interferometry...
May 2017: Ultrasonic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395599/high-frequency-ultrasonic-imaging-with-lead-free-na-k-nb-ta-o3-single-crystal
#18
Zeyu Chen, Limei Zheng, Wenwu Cao, Xiaoyang Chen, Ruimin Chen, Runze Li, Kirk Shung, Qifa Zhou
Lead-free (Na,K)(Nb,Ta)O3 (KNNT) piezoelectric single crystal has been successfully grown using the top-seeded solution growth technique. The electromechanical coupling factors are very high ( k33 = 0.827, kt = 0.646), and the dielectric loss tangent is as low as 0.004. Acoustic impedance was calculated to be 26.5 MRayl. From the single crystal, a single element transducer was fabricated. The transducer achieved a 57.6% -6 dB bandwidth and 32.3 µm axial resolution at the center frequency of 45.4 MHz, which can identify the cornea of porcine eyeball with high resolution...
April 1, 2017: Ultrasonic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345418/a-coaxial-dual-element-focused-ultrasound-probe-for-guidance-of-epidural-catheterization
#19
Guo-Chung Dong, Li-Chen Chiu, Chien-Kun Ting, Jia-Ruei Hsu, Chih-Chung Huang, Yin Chang, Gin-Shin Chen
Ultrasound guidance for epidural block has improved clinical blind-trial problems but the design of present ultrasonic probes poses operating difficulty of ultrasound-guided catheterization, increasing the failure rate. The purpose of this study was to develop a novel ultrasonic probe to avoid needle contact with vertebral bone during epidural catheterization. The probe has a central circular passage for needle insertion. Two focused annular transducers are deployed around the passage for on-axis guidance. A 17-gauge insulated Tuohy needle containing the self-developed fiber-optic-modified stylet was inserted into the back of the anesthetized pig, in the lumbar region under the guidance of our ultrasonic probe...
March 1, 2017: Ultrasonic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659687/a-pilot-clinical-study-in-characterization-of-malignant-renal-cell-carcinoma-subtype-with-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound
#20
Sandeep K Kasoji, Emily H Chang, Lee B Mullin, Wui K Chong, W Kimryn Rathmell, Paul A Dayton
Malignant renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a diverse set of diseases, which are independently difficult to characterize using conventional MRI and CT protocols due to low temporal resolution to study perfusion characteristics. Because different disease subtypes have different prognoses and involve varying treatment regimens, the ability to determine RCC subtype non-invasively is a clinical need. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) has been assessed as a tool to characterize kidney lesions based on qualitative and quantitative assessment of perfusion patterns, and we hypothesize that this technique might help differentiate disease subtypes...
March 2017: Ultrasonic Imaging
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