Quantitative measurement of highly focused ultrasound pressure field by optical shadowgraph

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

研究成果: Conference article査読

3 被引用数 (Scopus)


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.

ジャーナルJournal of Physics: Conference Series
出版ステータスPublished - 2014
イベント3rd International Symposium on Laser Ultrasonics and Advanced Sensing, LU 2013 - Yokohama, Japan
継続期間: 2013 6 252013 6 28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 物理学および天文学(全般)


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