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New Development of an Ultrasound Transmission Camera

  • Oliver Keitmann
  • Lars Benner
  • Helmut Ermert
  • Bernd Tillig
  • Volker Sander
Part of the Acoustical Imaging book series (ACIM, volume 26)

Abstract

Several research groups developed transmission ultrasound systems for diagnostic imaging with promising qualities during the 1970s and 1980s. In comparison to x-ray systems, which have comparable imaging modalities like the orientation of the images, transmission ultrasound systems invoke no radiation and image definite slices within an object, where x-ray systems image the integrated attenuation along the rays. Compared with pulse-echo systems, transmission devices measure the transmitted (attenuated) part of the acoustic waves and the orientation of the cross-sectional slices is transversal to the sound propagation direction.

Keywords

Contrast Agent Digital Subtraction Angiography Focal Plane Acoustical Image Transducer Element 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Oliver Keitmann
    • 1
  • Lars Benner
    • 1
  • Helmut Ermert
    • 1
  • Bernd Tillig
    • 2
  • Volker Sander
    • 2
  1. 1.High Frequency Engineering InstituteRuhr-University BochumBochumGermany
  2. 2.Children’s Hospital of the Ruhr-University BochumHerneGermany

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