A graphical description of scattering

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The relationship between Fourier transforms of the refractive index of objects and the Fourier transform of the scattered ultrasonic waves are reviewed. Both the Born and Rytov approximations in the first order are used to linearize the Helmholtz wave equation. Both forward and backward scatter geometries are illustrated. The relationship between these coherent wave considerations and the clinically used echo and transmission modalities is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)603-609
Number of pages7
JournalUltrasound in Medicine and Biology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1986


  • Born approximation
  • Fourier transforms
  • Helmholtz wave equation
  • Rytov approximation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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