Andrzej Nowicki

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A novel, free from paraxial approximation and computationally efficient numerical algorithm capable of predicting 4D acoustic fields in lossy and nonlinear media from arbitrary shaped sources (relevant to probes used in medical ultrasonic imaging and therapeutic systems) is described. The new WE (wave envelopes) approach to nonlinear propagation modeling is(More)
Interest in using ultrasound energy in wound management and intracellular drug delivery has been growing rapidly. Development and treatment optimization of such non-diagnostic applications requires a fundamental understanding of interactions between the acoustic wave and phospholipid membranes, be they cell membranes or liposome bilayers. This work(More)
BACKGROUND The development of ultrasonography allowed for skin imaging used in dermatology and esthetic medicine. By means of classic and high-frequency ultrasonographies, changes within the dermis and subcutaneous tissue can be presented. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to show the possibilities of applying classic and high-frequency(More)
The pressure gradient along the ultrasonic beam results in medium streaming. Following Nyborg's analysis of the Navier-Stokes equation, Wu and Du developed an approximate solution for the streaming velocity generated by flat and weakly focused transducers. We have modified their solution of the Poisson equation by directly deriving the Dirichlet boundary(More)
To facilitate the implementation and verification of the new ultrasound hydrophone calibration techniques described in the companion paper (somewhere in this issue) a nonlinear propagation model was developed. A brief outline of the theoretical considerations is presented and the model's advantages and disadvantages are discussed. The results of simulations(More)
A new phantom has been designed to gain a better understanding of tissue Doppler imaging (TDI). Specifically, the phantom can easily be used to determine myocardial velocity gradients. The phantom mimics the left ventricle and is made of fine-grade sponge material whose ultrasound image closely resembles the gray scale image obtained from heart walls.(More)
BACKGROUND   Cellulite affects nearly 85% of the female population. Given the size of the phenomenon, we are continuously looking for effective ways to reduce cellulite. Reliable monitoring of anticellulite treatment remains a problem. OBJECTIVE   The main aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of anticellulite treatment carried out using(More)
This study presents the detailed construction and the principle of performance of high frequency (HF) ultrasound scanner for skin examination. The aim of this study was to show a difference between diseased and healthy skin and to evaluate the usefulness of the scanner in monitoring of therapeutic efficacy of morphea and lichen sclerosus et atrophicus(More)