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Focusing is widely used to increase the resolution in medical ultrasound imaging systems. Focusing increases signal levels returning from the mainlobe direction and decreases those from sidelobe directions. The sidelobes, when not completely cancelled, deteriorate the resulting image resolution. This paper proposes a method of improving the resolution by scaling the received signal according to the ratio between the mainlobe and the sidelobe levels computed in the frequency domain by the use of Fourier transform. The proposed method is verified by computer simulation and experiment and is shown to be highly effective in narrowing the mainlobe width and decreasing the sidelobe levels at the same time.