Attempt to Include Refraction in an Ultrasonic Tomography Algorithm

  • F. Denis
  • G. Gimenez
  • F. Peyrin
Part of the Acoustical Imaging book series (ACIM, volume 15)


This paper is concerned with reconstruction of ultrasonic tomography from time-of-flight projections. The use of conventional CT methods, assuming straight line propagation, generally yields to insufficient quality images. In order to improve the reconstruction, the refraction phenomenon has to be taken into account. Some ray tracing and reconstruction methods are compared then implemented and tested on simulated objects. Finally, reconstructed images are displayed.


Spline Interpolation Bilinear Interpolation Discrete Integration Kaczmarz Method Rectilinear Propagation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Denis
    • 1
  • G. Gimenez
    • 1
  • F. Peyrin
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Traitement du Signal et Ultrasons, INSA 502Villeurbanne CedexFrance

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