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Beamforming of ultrasound images modelled as stable random variables

Szasz, Teodora and Basarab, Adrian and Kouamé, Denis Beamforming of ultrasound images modelled as stable random variables. (2016) In: IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS 2016), 18 September 2016 - 21 September 2016 (Tours, France).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ULTSYM.2016.7728655


This paper presents a new beamforming method for ultrasound medical imaging based upon the statistical characterization of the ultrasound signals by α-stable distributions. The proposed method was evaluated on ultrasound simulated and in vivo thyroid data. In simulation, an improvement in contrast ratio of 2.84 dB, 11.52 dB, and 13.33 dB was obtained compared with minimum variance, delay-and-sum, and least squares beamformers respectively. Applied on in vivo data and compared to delay-and-sum and least squares, our method increases the contrast ratio between the tumor and the healthy tissue by 1.28 dB, respectively 1.54 dB.

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HAL Id:hal-01517381
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
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