Ultrasound characterization of red blood cell aggregation with intervening attenuating tissue-mimicking phantoms.

@article{Franceschini2010UltrasoundCO,
  title={Ultrasound characterization of red blood cell aggregation with intervening attenuating tissue-mimicking phantoms.},
  author={Emilie Franceschini and Francois T. H. Yu and François Destrempes and Guy Cloutier},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  year={2010},
  volume={127 2},
  pages={1104-15}
}
The analysis of the ultrasonic frequency-dependent backscatter coefficient of aggregating red blood cells reveals information about blood structural properties. The difficulty in applying this technique in vivo is due to the frequency-dependent attenuation caused by intervening tissue layers that distorts the spectral content of signals backscattered by blood. An optimization method is proposed to simultaneously estimate tissue attenuation and blood structure properties, and was termed the… CONTINUE READING