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In-vitro contrast agent detection combining pulse inversion and SURF imaging

In-vitro contrast agent detection combining pulse inversion and SURF imaging

Category
Journal publication
Abstract
Microbubbles as an ultrasound contrast agent have great diagnostic value, and can be used to visualize the vascularization in a variety of organs, e.g. imaging the neo-angiogenesis in tumors. Pulse inversion (PI) is a common method for detection of these bubbles, implemented in many ultrasound scanners. A dual band imaging technique named SURF has shown the ability to further enhance contrast-to-tissue ratio (CTR) in imaging of microbubbles. A new method is proposed here that combines the two techniques, potentially resulting in even better CTR.
Language
English
Author(s)
  • Solberg Stian
  • Hansen Rune
  • Berg Sigrid
  • Kvam Johannes
  • Angelsen Bjørn Atle Johan
Affiliation
  • Diverse norske bedrifter og organisasjoner
  • SINTEF Digital / Health Research
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Year
2017
Published in
Proceedings - IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium
ISSN
1948-5719
Publisher
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society