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A calibration-free method for measurement of sound speed in biological tissue samples

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2 Author(s)
Ophir, J. ; Dept. of Radiol., Texas Univ., Med. Sch., Houston, TX, USA ; Lin, T.

A transmission method for speed-of-sound measurement in biological tissue specimens is described. The technique involves detecting the time of arrival of a transmitted pulse with a small hydrophone that penetrates the tissue sample in accurately known increments. The technique allows localized measurements to be made without the error-prone task of measuring the thickness of the specimen and without calibration of the apparatus in a reference medium with known speed of sound.<>

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Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:35 ,  Issue: 5 )

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Sept. 1988

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