Lucio Verrazzani

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A model of the echo formation process from tissues is suggested, in order to relate microstructural features to ultrasonic spectral signatures. The tissue is modeled as a collection of ideal randomly distributed scatterers, filtered by a time-invariant system representing the measurement apparatus and the average properties of the scattering medium, to(More)
A method of image restoration for ultrasonic B-scan images has been proposed that need no a priori knowledge on the PSF (point spread function) of the imaging system and is feasible for in vivo applications. The entire system's response, including the interposed medium and possible transducer defects, is estimated from the degraded image itself with a few(More)
This paper is devoted to developing a scattering model for coherent imaging systems. It describes the statistical properties of the image intensity due to the distribution of scatterers on a subresolution scale. The roughness of the scatterers' strength, the randomness of the spatial architecture, and the birth-death process of the scattering centers are(More)
This work deals with the problem of modeling and estimating the parameters of sonar clicks and whistles emitted by the Mediterranean bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). Click and whistle signals have been extracted from the real data recorded by the CETUS Research Center (http://cetus.supereva.it) along the Tuscany coast and have been modeled as(More)
A model of ultrasonic image formation has been developed for an electronically focused linear-array transducer. An analytical expression for the point-spread function of the image degradation process is obtained. It consists of two terms: one accounts for the electromechanical properties of the transducer; the other describes the diffraction phenomena(More)