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Ultrasonic Imaging Modalities for Medical Applications

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3 Author(s)
Ahmed, Mahfuz ; Department of Radiological Sciences University of California Irvine Irvine, California ; Wade, G. ; Wang, Keith

The ability to "see" with sound has long been an intriguing concept. Certain animals, such as bats and dolphins can do it readily but the human species is not so endowed by nature. However, this lack of natural ability has been overcome by developing an appropriate technology. For example, in various laboratories recently, workers were able to obtain true-focused orthographic images in real time of objects irradiated with sound rather than with light. Cross-sectional images have been available for a much longer period of time stemming from the development of pulse-echo techniques first used in the sonar systems of World War I. By now a wide variety of system concepts for acoustic imaging exist and have been or are being applied for medical diagnosis. The newer systems range from tomographic types using computers to holographic ones using lasers. These are dealt with briefly here.

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Nuclear Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:27 ,  Issue: 3 )