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Lesion Detectability in Diagnostic Ultrasound with Short-Lag Spatial Coherence Imaging
We demonstrate a novel imaging technique, named short-lag spatial coherence (SLSC) imaging, which uses short distance (or lag) values of the coherence function of backscattered ultrasound to createExpand
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Beamforming and Speckle Reduction Using Neural Networks
With traditional beamforming methods, ultrasound B-mode images contain speckle noise caused by the random interference of subresolution scatterers. In this paper, we present a framework for usingExpand
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Visualization of Small-Diameter Vessels by Reduction of Incoherent Reverberation With Coherent Flow Power Doppler.
Power Doppler (PD) imaging is a widely used technique for flow detection. Despite the wide use of Doppler ultrasound, limitations exist in the ability of Doppler ultrasound to assess slow flow in theExpand
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Efficient Strategies for Estimating the Spatial Coherence of Backscatter
The spatial coherence of ultrasound backscatter has been proposed to reduce clutter in medical imaging, to measure the anisotropy of the scattering source, and to improve the detection of blood flow.Expand
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Visualization of Small-Diameter Vessels by Reduction of Incoherent Reverberation With Coherent Flow Power Doppler
Power Doppler (PD) imaging is a widely used technique for flow detection. Despite the wide use of Doppler ultrasound, limitations exist in the ability of Doppler ultrasound to assess slow flow in theExpand
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Coherence beamforming and its applications to the difficult-to-image patient
Poor quality ultrasound images and inadequate or suboptimal visualization of imaging targets is a common problem in individuals that are overweight or obese. Acoustic reverberation is an incoherentExpand
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Real-time high-framerate in vivo cardiac SLSC imaging with a GPU-based beamformer
Echocardiography is widely used to evaluate cardiovascular function in real-time; however, endocardial borders are often inadequately visualized due to clutter. Contrast agents, while effective,Expand
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In vivo demonstration of a real-time simultaneous B-mode/spatial coherence GPU-based beamformer
SLSC imaging is an advanced ultrasound beamforming technique that generates images of the coherence in the backscattered echo and has been shown to suppress image degradation due to clutter. However,Expand
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Sparse sampling methods for efficient spatial coherence estimation
Short-lag spatial coherence (SLSC) imaging, a coherence-based alternative beamforming technique, creates images related to the spatial covariance in backscatter. Because spatial covariance estimationExpand
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Clinical Utility of Fetal Short-Lag Spatial Coherence Imaging.
In this study, we evaluate the clinical utility of fetal short-lag spatial coherence (SLSC) imaging. Previous work has documented significant improvements in image quality with fetal SLSC imaging asExpand
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