The authors describe a method for estimating backscatter coefficients of excised human liver samples and the RMI413A tissue equivalent phantom, using the J0 Bessel nondiffracting transducer. A formula for the calculation of backscatter coefficients that requires only two one-dimensional integrations in addition to one-dimensional Fourier transforms is presented. This equation in combination with backscatter from a J0 Bessel nondiffracting beam results in the ability to calculate backscatter coefficients in real time. In addition, estimations of the backscatter coefficients are more distance-independent because of the nonspreading nature of the J0 Bessel nondiffracting beam. The present results compare well to those obtained by the conventional focused Gaussian beam transducer.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1990|
|Event||Proceedings of the IEEE 1990 Ultrasonics Symposium - Honolulu, HI, USA|
Duration: Dec 4 1990 → Dec 7 1990
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