Authors

Navalgund Rao

Abstract

Computer-Based Medical Systems, 1990., Proceedings of Third Annual IEEE Symposium on. It is argued that the probability that ultrasound used at the intensities employed clinically will cause bioeffects characteristic of transient cavitation is immensely greater above a threshold peak intensity of the interrogating ultrasound pulse. Simulations and experiments in nonattenuating media show that a factor of 16 to 50 reduction in peak intensity is possible without sacrificing the signal primarily used for imaging, or the resolution. This factor depends on the effective time-bandwidth product of the frequency modulated pulse. However, in a frequency-dependent attenuating medium, such as soft tissue, this advantage could diminish. A linear-frequency and linear-phase model for attenuation was incorporated in the simulation process. The time-bandwidth product was evaluated for reflectors at various depths and as a function of the center frequency and bandwidth of the frequency-modulated pulse.

Publication Date

1990

Comments

Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in February 2014.

Document Type

Article

Department, Program, or Center

Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science (COS)

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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