Quantitative measurement of highly focused ultrasound pressure field by optical shadowgraph

R. Miyasaka, S. Harigane, S. Yoshizawa, S. Umemura

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In the development of medical ultrasound techniques, fast and accurate pressure field measurement is important. The most common method to measure an ultrasound pressure field is mechanically scanning a hydrophone, which takes a long time and might disturb the acoustic field. In this study, we used an optical shadowgraph method. To perform this method quantitatively, it is important to define the optical propagation length precisely. For this purpose, a holographic diffuser was used as the imaging screen. Combined with a computed tomography (CT) algorithm, a pressure field was reconstructed, and the result was compared with that of hydrophone measurement. By using two shadowgraph data from short and long propagation lengths, the pressure field was successfully reconstructed even at a pressure level for high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012026
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event3rd International Symposium on Laser Ultrasonics and Advanced Sensing, LU 2013 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 2013 Jun 252013 Jun 28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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