Combined Shear-Compression Ultrasound Reflection Tomography

  • Mehran Moshfeghi
  • David Hanstead
Part of the Acoustical Imaging book series (ACIM, volume 14)


A new imaging technique has been developed for carrying out real-time ultrasound reflection tomography of cylindrical objects. A circular synthetic aperture is realised by object rotation. Two scans are performed, one isonifying the object with compression waves and the other with shear waves. Each scan is processed separately, using convolution backprojection, and the two resultant tomographic images are then superimposed to form the final image. Images of real defects (voids and cracks) in rods and pipes are presented. It is illustrated that certain classes of defects can only be imaged correctly if the compression and shear images are superimposed to complement each other.


Shear Wave Compression Wave Shear Velocity Parallel Beam Pulse Transit Time 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mehran Moshfeghi
    • 1
  • David Hanstead
    • 1
  1. 1.H. H. Wills Physics LaboratoryUniversity of BristolBristolEngland

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