Tissue elasticity reconstruction based on three-dimensional displacement data estimated by the weighted phase gradient method

N. Nitta, T. Shiina, E. Ueno

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Abstract

In order to evaluate elasticity distribution based on a 3-D tissue structure, we propose a method of measuring 3-D displacement vector distribution based on the multi-beam technique. This method, which utilizes the phase shift at each element on the 2-D array aperture, is referred to as the 'weighted phase gradient method (WPGM)'. To make the proposed method applicable to the measurement of strain for large displacement (i.e., beyond wavelength), the 'combined autocorrelation method', previously proposed by us, is incorporated into the WPGM as the phase shift detector. Moreover, we attempt to reconstruct the elastic modulus distribution using the measured 3-D displacement vectors. Numerical simulation validated the feasibility of our methods in evaluating the 3-D tissue structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1665-1668
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event1999 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium - Caesars Tahoe, NV, USA
Duration: 1999 Oct 171999 Oct 20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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