Ultrasonic imaging of microscopic structures in living organs.

  • M. F. Insana
  • Published 1996 in International review of experimental pathology


It is possible to estimate acoustic parameters that describe the microscopic anatomy of live tissues. The same rf echo signals used to form diagnostic ultrasound images undergo additional signal processing to compute D, the average scatterer size; SNR, a measure of the number density of scatterers; and IBC, a measure of tissue echogenicity. With these three… (More)