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Describing small-scale structure in random media using pulse-echo ultrasound.
A method for estimating structural properties of random media is described. The size, number density, and scattering strength of particles are estimated from an analysis of the radio frequency (rf)Expand
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WFUMB guidelines and recommendations for clinical use of ultrasound elastography: Part 1: basic principles and terminology.
Tissue elasticity imaging and measurement provide the opportunity to improve the value of ultrasound by combining the characteristic features of ultrasound, i.e., noninvasiveness, real-time capability, and ease of use, with the ability to provide new diagnostic information on the elastic properties of tissues. Expand
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In vivo real-time freehand palpation imaging.
Previous experience with laboratory fixtures and off-line processing of elasticity data showed that problems occurring in data acquisition often resulted in poor elasticity image quality. A systemExpand
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WFUMB guidelines and recommendations for clinical use of ultrasound elastography: Part 3: liver.
The World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB) has produced these guidelines for the use of elastography techniques in liver disease. For each available technique, theExpand
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From times immemorial manual palpation served as a source of information on the state of soft tissues and allowed detection of various diseases accompanied by changes in tissue elasticity. During theExpand
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Parametric Ultrasound Imaging from Backscatter Coefficient Measurements: Image Formation and Interpretation
A broadband method for measuring backscatter coefficients σ b and other acoustic parameters is described. From the σ b measurements, using a commercially-available imaging system, fourExpand
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Viscoelastic characterization of in vitro canine tissue.
Mechanical properties of biological tissues are of interest for assessing the performance of elastographic methods that evaluate the stiffness characteristics of tissue. The mechanical properties ofExpand
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Differentiating benign from malignant solid breast masses with US strain imaging.
PURPOSE To prospectively evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of ultrasonographic (US) strain imaging for distinguishing between benign and malignant solid breast masses, with biopsy results asExpand
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Beyond cervical length: emerging technologies for assessing the pregnant cervix.
Spontaneous preterm birth is a heterogeneous phenotype. A multitude of pathophysiologic pathways culminate in the final common denominator of cervical softening, shortening, and dilation that leadsExpand
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WFUMB guidelines and recommendations for clinical use of ultrasound elastography: Part 2: breast.
The breast section of these Guidelines and Recommendations for Elastography produced under the auspices of the World Federation of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB) assesses the clinicallyExpand
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