Ultrasonic sound speed microscope for biological tissue characterization driven by nanosecond pulse

Naohiro Hozumi, Ritsuko Yamashita, Cheol Kyou Lee, Masayuki Nagao, Kazuto Kobayashi, Yoshifumi Saijo, Motonao Tanaka, Naohiko Tanaka, Shigeo Ohtsuki

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Abstract

A method for biological tissue characterization by ultrasonic microscopy (UM) was discussed. The use of UM as a powerful tool for histopathological examination during surgery was considered. A histological specimen was prepared so as to make cross-section of the heart in thin slices and there-on studied by UM for tissue characterization using cardiac allograft model. Data acquisition and processing time are presented as important factors for practical application of the microscope to tissue characterization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)386-390
Number of pages5
JournalAcoustical Science and Technology
Volume24
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Nov

Keywords

  • Fourier transform
  • Sound speed
  • Spectrum analysis
  • Tissue characterization
  • Ultrasonic microscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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