Quantitative Ultrasound in Soft Tissues

  • Jonathan Mamou
  • Michael L. Oelze

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Ultrasound Backscatter Coefficient

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Goutam Ghoshal, Jonathan Mamou, Michael L. Oelze
      Pages 3-19
    3. Goutam Ghoshal, Michael L. Oelze, William D. O’Brien Jr.
      Pages 21-42
    4. Michael L. Oelze
      Pages 43-69
    5. Timothy A. Bigelow, Yassin Labyed
      Pages 71-93
    6. Omar Falou, Ali Sadeghi-Naini, Azza Al-Mahrouki, Michael C. Kolios, Gregory J. Czarnota
      Pages 95-115
    7. Emilie Franceschini, Guy Cloutier
      Pages 117-145
    8. Jonathan Mamou, Alain Coron, Emi Saegusa-Beecroft, Masaki Hata, Eugene Yanagihara, Junji Machi et al.
      Pages 147-170
    9. Michael L. Oelze, Jeremy P. Kemmerer, Goutam Ghoshal, Roxana M. Vlad
      Pages 193-216
  3. Envelope Statistics

  4. Scanning Acoustic Microscopy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Michael C. Kolios, Eric M. Strohm, Gregory J. Czarnota
      Pages 315-341
  5. Ultrasound Computer Tomography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 343-343
    2. Roberto J. Lavarello, Andrew J. Hesford
      Pages 345-394
    3. Michael André, James Wiskin, David Borup
      Pages 395-432
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 433-444

About this book


Due to parallel advances in signal processing and computer hardware in the last 15 years, quantitative ultrasound techniques have reached maturity, allowing for the construction of quantitative maps or images of soft tissues.

This book will focus on 5 modern research topics related to quantitative ultrasound of soft tissues:

- Spectral-based methods for tissue characterization, tissue typing, cancer detection, etc.;
- Envelope statistics analysis as a means of quantifying and imaging tissue properties;
- Ultrasound elastography for quantifying elastic properties of tissues (several clinical ultrasound scanners now display elastography images);
- Scanning acoustic microscopy for forming images of mechanical properties of soft tissues with micron resolution (desktop size scanners are now available); and
- Ultrasound computer tomography for breast cancer imaging (new ultrasound tomography systems have been developed and are currently under evaluation clinically).


Acoustic microscopy Backscatter Quantitative ultrasound Tissue characterization Ultrasound methods

Editors and affiliations

  • Jonathan Mamou
    • 1
  • Michael L. Oelze
    • 2
  1. 1.Biomedical EngineeringRiverside Research Institute F.L. Lizzi CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA

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