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A preliminary study of liver fat quantification using reported longitudinal ultrasound speed of sound and attenuation parameters

  title={A preliminary study of liver fat quantification using reported longitudinal ultrasound speed of sound and attenuation parameters},
  author={Juvenal Ormachea and Kevin J. Parker},
The quantification of liver fat as a diagnostic assessment of steatosis remains an important priority for noninvasive imaging systems. We derive a framework in which the unknown fat volume percentage can be estimated from a pair of ultrasound measurements. The precise estimation of ultrasound speed of sound and attenuation within the liver are shown to be sufficient for estimating fat volume assuming a classical model of the properties of a composite elastic material. In this model, steatosis… 

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