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A new high resolution color flow system using an eigendecomposition-based adaptive filter for clutter rejection

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2 Author(s)
D. E. Kruse ; Dept. of Biomed. Eng., California Univ., Davis, CA, USA ; K. W. Ferrara

We present a new signal processing strategy for high frequency color flow mapping in moving tissue environments. A new application of an eigendecomposition-based clutter rejection filter is presented with modifications to deal with high blood-to-clutter ratios (BCR). Additionally, a new method for correcting blood velocity estimates with an estimated tissue motion profile is detailed. The performance of the clutter filter and velocity estimation strategies is quantified using a new swept-scan signal model. In vivo color flow images are presented to illustrate the potential of the system for mapping blood flow in the microcirculation with external tissue motion.

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IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control  (Volume:49 ,  Issue: 10 )