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The cross algorithm for phase-aberration correction in medical ultrasound images formed with two-dimensional arrays

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2 Author(s)
Yue Li ; Commonwealth Sci. & Ind. Res. Organ., Sydney ; Robinson, B.

Common-midpoint signals in the near-field signal-redundancy (NFSR) algorithm for one-dimensional arrays are acquired using three consecutive transducer elements. An all-row-plus-two-column algorithm has been proposed to implement the one-dimensional NFSR algorithm on two-dimensional arrays. The disadvantage of this method is that its ambiguity profile is not linear and a time- consuming iterative method has to be used to linearize the ambiguity profile. An all-row-plus-two-column-and-a- diagonal algorithm has also been proposed. Its ambiguity profile is linear, but it is very sensitive to noise and cannot be used. In this paper, a novel cross algorithm is proposed to implement the NFSR algorithm on two-dimensional arrays. In this algorithm, common-midpoint signals are acquired using four adjacent transducer elements, which is not available in one-dimensional arrays. Its advantage includes a linear ambiguity profile and a higher measurement signal-to-noise ratio. The performance of the cross algorithm is evaluated theoretically. The region of redundancy is analyzed. The procedure for deriving the phase- aberration profile from peak positions of cross-correlation functions between common-midpoint signals is discussed. This algorithm is tested with a simulated data set acquired with a two-dimensional array, and the result shows that the cross algorithm performs better than the all-row-plus-two- column NFSR algorithm.

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Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:55 ,  Issue: 3 )