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Main description:

Due to parallel advances in signal processing and computer hardware in the last 15 years, quantitative ultrasound techniques have reached maturity, allowing for the construction of quantitative maps or images of soft tissues. This book will focus on 5 modern research topics related to quantitative ultrasound of soft tissues: - Spectral-based methods for tissue characterization, tissue typing, cancer detection, etc.; - Envelope statistics analysis as a means of quantifying and imaging tissue properties; - Ultrasound elastography for quantifying elastic properties of tissues (several clinical ultrasound scanners now display elastography images); - Scanning acoustic microscopy for forming images of mechanical properties of soft tissues with micron resolution (desktop size scanners are now available); and - Ultrasound computer tomography for breast cancer imaging (new ultrasound tomography systems have been developed and are currently under evaluation clinically).


Feature:

Comprehensive state of the art review of quantitative ultrasound methods in tissues

Novel review of ultrasonic backscatter estimation

Large set of clinical applications of quantitative ultrasound


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Due to parallel advances in signal processing and computer hardware in the last 15 years, quantitative ultrasound techniques have reached maturity, allowing for the construction of quantitative maps or images of soft tissues.

This book will focus on 5 modern research topics related to quantitative ultrasound of soft tissues:

- Spectral-based methods for tissue characterization, tissue typing, cancer detection, etc.;
- Envelope statistics analysis as a means of quantifying and imaging tissue properties;
- Ultrasound elastography for quantifying elastic properties of tissues (several clinical ultrasound scanners now display elastography images);
- Scanning acoustic microscopy for forming images of mechanical properties of soft tissues with micron resolution (desktop size scanners are now available); and
- Ultrasound computer tomography for breast cancer imaging (new ultrasound tomography systems have been developed and are currently under evaluation clinically).


Contents:

1. State Of The Art Methods For Estimating Backscatter Coefficients
Goutam Ghoshal, Jonathan Mamou, Michael L. Oelze

2. Quantitative Ultrasound History and Successes
Goutam Ghoshal, Michael L. Oelze, William D. O'Brien Jr.

3. Statistics of Scatterer Property Estimates
Michael L. Oelze

4. Attenuation Compensation and Estimation
Timothy A Bigelow

5. Quantitative Ultrasound and Cell Death
Omar Falou, Ali Sadeghi-Naini, Azza Al-Mahrouki, Michael C. Kolios, Gregory J. Czarnota

6. Modeling of Ultrasound Backscattering by Aggregating Red Blood Cells
Emilie Franceschini, Guy Cloutier

7. Backscatter Quantification for the Detection of Metastatic Regions in Human Lymph Nodes
Jonathan Mamou, Alain Coron, Emi Saegusa-Beecroft, Masaki Hata, Eugene Yanagihara, Junji Machi, Pascal Laugier, Ernest J. Feleppa

8. Quantitative Ultrasound for Tissue-type Imaging of the Prostate: Implications for Planning and Guiding Biopsies and Focal Treatments
Ernest J. Feleppa, Christopher R. Porter

9. Therapy Monitoring and Assessment Using Quantitative Ultrasound
Michael L. Oelze, Jeremy P. Kemmerer, Goutam Ghoshal, Roxana M. Vlad

10. Review of Envelope Statistics Models for Quantitative Ultrasound Imaging and Tissue Characterization
François Destrempes, Guy Cloutier

11. The Quantitative Ultrasound Diagnosis of Liver Fibrosis Using Statistical Analysis of the Echo Envelope
Tadashi Yamaguchi

12. Recent Applications of Acoustic Microscopy for Quantitative Measurement of Acoustic Properties of Soft Tissues
Yoshifumi Saijo

13. Acoustic Microscopy of Cells
Eric M. Strohm, Greg J. Czarnota, Michael C. Kolios

14. Methods for Forward and Inverse Scattering in Ultrasound Tomography
Roberto J. Lavarello, Andrew J. Hesford

15. Clinical Results with Ultrasound Computed Tomography of the Breast
Michael André, James Wiskin, David Borup


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9789400769526
Publisher: Springer (Springer Netherlands)
Publication date: October, 2013
Pages: 350

Subcategories: General Issues, Orthopaedics and Fractures, Radiology