APES beamforming applied to medical ultrasound imaging

@article{Blomberg2009APESBA,
  title={APES beamforming applied to medical ultrasound imaging},
  author={A. E. A. Blomberg and I. K. Holfort and Andreas Austeng and J.-F. Synnevg and Sverre Holm and J. A. Jensen},
  journal={2009 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium},
  year={2009},
  pages={2347-2350}
}
Recently, adaptive beamformers have been introduced to medical ultrasound imaging. The primary focus has been on the minimum variance (MV) (or Capon) beamformer. This work investigates an alternative but closely related beamformer, the Amplitude and Phase Estimation (APES) beamformer. APES offers added robustness at the expense of a slightly lower resolution. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the performance of the APES beamformer on medical imaging data, since correct amplitude… CONTINUE READING