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IEEE T-BME
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Quantitative Tissue Characterization Based on Pulsed-Echo Ultrasound Scans

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Abstract

This paper describes a novel technique for estimating ultrasonic attenuation coefficients. The technique first employs a histogram analysis to estimate the number of tissues present and then utilizes a maximum likelihood criterion to assign attenuation values, thus producing an image of attenuation. Simulated B-scan data and clinical B-scan data are used to illustrate the method. The results show that images representing an intrinsic tissue parameter can be produced when the basic model is valid. Copyright © 1986 by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

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01 Jan 1986

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IEEE T-BME

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