Review of the Physical Bases for Biological Tissue Characterization by Ultrasound

  • M. Hussey
  • A. Moore
  • J. Callis


Imaging of tissues by means of ultrasound is now a vital element in the diagnostic armoury of medicine. In the development of the requisite equipment, the foundation stone has been the understanding of the modes of interaction between ultrasound and biological tissues (1). Furthermore, there has been a dynamic interplay between the extent of this understanding and the diagnostic technology. Advances on one front have served to spur advances on the other.


Attenuation Coefficient Speckled Pattern Tissue Characterization Medical Ultrasound Imaging Regional Myocardial Infarction 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Hussey
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Moore
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. Callis
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Dublin Institute of TechnologyDublin 8Ireland
  2. 2.Irish Foundation for Human DevelopmentSt. James’ HospitalDublin 8Ireland

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