Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging: Inside Out

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780126801453
eBook ISBN: 9780080491134
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 7th September 2004
Page Count: 576
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Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging provides a comprehensive introduction to and a state-of-the-art review of the essential science and signal processing principles of diagnostic ultrasound. The progressive organization of the material serves beginners in medical ultrasound science and graduate students as well as design engineers, medical physicists, researchers, clinical collaborators, and the curious.

This it the most comprehensive and extensive work available on the core science and workings of advanced digital imaging systems, exploring the subject in a unified, consistent and interrelated manner. From its antecedents to the modern day use and prospects for the future, this it the most up-to-date text on the subject.

Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging provides in-depth overviews on the following major aspects of diagnostic ultrasound: absorption in tissues; acoustical and electrical measurements; beamforming, focusing, and imaging; bioeffects and ultrasound safety; digital imaging systems and terminology; Doppler and Doppler imaging; nonlinear propagation, beams and harmonic imaging; scattering and propagation through realistic tissues; and tissue characterization.

Key Features

· Based on the author's over thirty-five years of experience in developing laboratory methodology and standards and conducting research in ultrasound.

· Conveys the fundamentals of diagnostic ultrasound as well as state-of-the-art reviews of major topics. from a historical perspective. Matlab MATLAB problems and examples included.

. MATLAB problems and examples included


Suitable as a graduate level text for engineering or science students or as a reference for the practicing engineer, scientist or physician engaged in ultrasound research or development

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    Echo Ranging of the Body
    Ultrasound Portrait Photographers
    Ultrasound Cinematographers
    Modern Ultrasound Imaging Developments
    Enabling Technologies for Ultrasounds Imaging
    Ultrasound Imaging Safety
    Ultrasound and Other Diagnostic Imaging Modalities
    2. Overview
    Fourier Transform
    Building Blocks
    Central Diagram
    3. Acoustic Wave Propagation
    Introduction to Waves
    Plane Waves in Liquids and Solids
    Elastic Waves in Solids
    4. Attenuation
    Losses in Tissues
    Losses in Both Frequency and Time Domains
    Tissue Models
    Pulses in Lossy Media
    Penetration and Time Gain Compensation
    Hooke’s Law for Viscoelastic Media
    Wave Equations for Tissues
    5. Transducers
    Introduction to Transducers
    Resonant Modes of Transducers
    Equivalent Circuit Transducer Model
    Transducer Design Considerations
    Transducer Pulses
    Equations for Piezoelectric Media
    Piezoelectric Materials
    Comparison of Piezoelectric Materials
    Transducer Advanced Topics
    6. Beamforming
    What is Diffraction?
    Fresnel Approximation of Spatial Diffraction Integral
    Rectangular Aperture
    Circular Apertures


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“You might think: “Yet another book covering a well-known medical topic?” - yes, that is right but it is written from a technical insider in a way that helps to understand the essential physics and signal processing techniques behind modern imaging systems as well as the processing of the resulting echo information step-by-step. Some of the 15 chapters are dedicated to one special part or "inside" of a diagnostic imaging system: Various transducer construction and system technology or beamforming methods. These different topics are explained on a level that is suitable both for newcomers and for experienced readers. Basic equations and underlying concepts are given to understand the function of the latest commercial products used in medical applications. A reference list citing fundamental publications is added to each chapter. But how does ultrasound interact with tissue or blood and what about nonlinear aspects during propagation? The book also gives detailed and enhanced answers, explains well-known models concerning bioeffects, scattering or non-linear effects caused by contrast agents within the remaining chapters - always having modern applications and examples in mind. The author is successful to span the descriptive bridge between the technology implemented “inside” a modern ultrasonic imaging system for emitting and for processing the information that is coming back from “outside” after interacting with the human body. Theory and reality is combined in a comprehensive, illustrative and practical manner to enjoy the reading and learning of diagnostic ultrasound imaging.” — Christian Kollmann, Vienna, European Journal of Ultrasound “This book is well suited to MATLAB, a high-level programming language, including demonstrations of figures and examples with MATLAB programming lines. Accompanying program sets, solutions, and programs can be found on the