Small calculus detection for medical acoustic imaging using cross-correlation between echo signals

Hirofumi Taki, Takuya Sakamoto, Toru Sato, Makoto Yamakawa, Tsuyoshi Shiina

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Abstract

Small calculus detection is important to differentiate malignant from benign masses. Although ultrasonography has an excellent ability to depict soft tissue, it plays a secondary role in detection because of its poor calculus sensitivity compared with computed tomography and other X-ray tests. In this paper, we propose a novel method to detect small calculi using cross-correlation coefficients between IQ data of adjacent scan lines. Results of an experimental study show that the proposed calculus detection method has the potential to depict small calculi about 0.3 mm in diameter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium and Short Courses, IUS 2009
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2398-2401
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424443895
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2009 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 2009 Sep 202009 Sep 23

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium
ISSN (Print)1051-0117

Other

Other2009 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2009
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period09/9/2009/9/23

Keywords

  • CFAR
  • CT
  • Calculus
  • Correlation
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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    Taki, H., Sakamoto, T., Sato, T., Yamakawa, M., & Shiina, T. (2009). Small calculus detection for medical acoustic imaging using cross-correlation between echo signals. In 2009 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium and Short Courses, IUS 2009 (pp. 2398-2401). [5441404] (Proceedings - IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ULTSYM.2009.5441404