The Use of Acoustic Radiation Force Decorrelation-Weighted Pulse Inversion for Enhanced Ultrasound Contrast Imaging.

@article{Herbst2017TheUO,
  title={The Use of Acoustic Radiation Force Decorrelation-Weighted Pulse Inversion for Enhanced Ultrasound Contrast Imaging.},
  author={Elizabeth B. Herbst and Sunil Unnikrishnan and Shiying Wang and Alexander L. Klibanov and John A. Hossack and Frank William Mauldin},
  journal={Investigative radiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={52 2},
  pages={95-102}
}
OBJECTIVES The use of ultrasound imaging for cancer diagnosis and screening can be enhanced with the use of molecularly targeted microbubbles. Nonlinear imaging strategies such as pulse inversion (PI) and "contrast pulse sequences" (CPS) can be used to differentiate microbubble signal, but often fail to suppress highly echogenic tissue interfaces. This failure results in false-positive detection and potential misdiagnosis. In this study, a novel acoustic radiation force (ARF)-based approach was… CONTINUE READING