A New Ultrasound Imaging Technique Employing Two-Dimensional Electronic Beam Steering

  • F. L. Thurstone
  • O. T. von Ramm


In recent years, ultrasound imaging based on B-mode echosonography has become an accepted and useful technique in medical diagnosis. However, the application of this technique has been limited by the time required to obtain an adequate image, the resolution that can be obtained in the image and problems related to the dynamic range of the echo information. A new ultrasound imaging system which removes or substantially reduces many of these limitations has been developed in the hope that ultrasound tomography may find even more widespread application and greater diagnostic value.


Azimuth Angle Digital Controller Ultrasound Imaging System Acoustical Holography Summing Amplifier 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. L. Thurstone
    • 1
  • O. T. von Ramm
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical EngineeringDuke UniversityDurhamUSA

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