Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging: Inside Out
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Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging provides a unified description of the physical principles of ultrasound imaging, signal processing, systems and measurements. This comprehensive reference is a core resource for both graduate students and engineers in medical ultrasound research and design. With continuing rapid technological development of ultrasound in medical diagnosis, it is a critical subject for biomedical engineers, clinical and healthcare engineers and practitioners, medical physicists, and related professionals in the fields of signal and image processing.

The book contains 17 new and updated chapters covering the fundamentals and latest advances in the area, and includes four appendices, 450 figures (60 available in color on the companion website), and almost 1,500 references. In addition to the continual influx of readers entering the field of ultrasound worldwide who need the broad grounding in the core technologies of ultrasound, this book provides those already working in these areas with clear and comprehensive expositions of these key new topics as well as introductions to state-of-the-art innovations in this field.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 832 pages
  • 191 x 235mm
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • Approx. 350 illustrations; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0128100257
  • 9780128100257

Table of contents

Introduction;

Acoustic wave propagation;

Attenuation; piezoelectric transducers;

Beamforming;

Array beamforming;

Wave scattering in tissue;

Imaging systems and applications;

Imaging modes;

Nonlinear acoustics and imaging;

Ultrasonic exposimetry and acoustic measurements;

Ultrasound-induced bioeffects;

Contrast agents;

Emerging research areas;
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"The author is successful to span the descriptive bridge between the technology implemented "inside" a modern ultrasonic imaging system for emitting and for processing the information that is coming back from "outside" after interacting with the human body. Theory and reality is combined in a comprehensive, illustrative and practical manner to enjoy the reading and learning of diagnostic ultrasound imaging."
- Christian Kollmann, Vienna, European Journal of Ultrasound


"This book is recommended for universities offering graduate programs in diagnostic ultrasound imaging, engineering, and medical physics. It fills the need for an advanced scientific text of diagnostic ultrasound research."
- Martha F. Earl, Reference Coordinator, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Preston Medical Library
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About Thomas L. Szabo

Professor Szabo has contributed to the fundamental understanding and design of surface acoustic wave signal processing devices, to novel means of transduction and measurement for nondestructive evaluation using ultrasound, to seismic signal processing applied to acoustic imaging, and to the research and development of state-of-the-art diagnostic ultrasound imaging systems. He has published over seventy papers in these areas. His current interests in ultrasound are overcoming present limitations in imaging the body and finding new ways of extracting noninvasively diagnostically useful information about tissue structure, health and function. His research includes the following methods: digital beamforming, signal processing, miniature transducer arrays, nonlinear acoustic propagation, ultrasound-induced bioeffects, broadband measurement techniques, simulation and measurement of wave propagation in inhomogeneous media and scanning acoustic microscopy. Dr. Szabo is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, a Senior Life Member of the IEEE, a convenor and U. S. delegate to the International Electrotechnical Commission, and a winner of a best paper award in the IEEE UFFC/SU Transactions.
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