Measurement Issues in Quantitative Ultrasonic Imaging

Mel Siegel and Thomas Ault
Proc. of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, May, 1997, pp. 16-19.


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Abstract
Ultrasonic imaging of "flesh and blood" is vulnerable to the natural variability of these media: the speed of sound is not known, not constant, and not amenable to calibration using simply shaped manufactured samples. When images of high dimensional accuracy are needed, as for image-guided surgery, the "average" or "typical" values used in diagnostic ultrasound may not be good enough. In this paper we identify the main sources of uncertainty, and we suggest and model experimental approaches to in situ calibration.

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Center for Integrated Manfacturing Decision Systems
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Intelligent Sensor, Measurement, and Control Lab
Associated Project(s): Computer-Assisted Seating System

Text Reference
Mel Siegel and Thomas Ault, "Measurement Issues in Quantitative Ultrasonic Imaging," Proc. of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, May, 1997, pp. 16-19.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Siegel_1997_620,
   author = "Mel Siegel and Thomas Ault",
   title = "Measurement Issues in Quantitative Ultrasonic Imaging",
   booktitle = "Proc. of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference",
   pages = "16-19",
   month = "May",
   year = "1997",
}