Ultrasonic Scattering in Biological Tissues contains 14 chapters written by world-renowned authorities who describe current work related to theoretical and experimental aspects of ultrasonic scattering phenomenon in biological tissues. Introductory material regarding ultrasonic scattering in biological tissues is presented, followed by discussions on theoretical treatments, experimental approaches, in vitro results on selective tissues, in vivo results on various tissues, and the current status of quantitative backscatter imaging.
Ultrasonic Scattering in Biological Tissues will be an excellent reference for biomedical engineers, ultrasound specialists, biophysicists, and radiology researchers.
Introduction (K. Kirk Shung). Clinical Relevance of Scattering (Gary Thieme). Biological Tissues as Ultrasonic Scattering Media (K.K. Shung and G. Thieme). Acoustic Scattering Theory Applied to Soft Biological Tissues (M.F. Insana and D.G. Brown). Theoretical Models of Ultrasonic Scattering in Blood (L.Y.L. Mo and R.S.C. Cobbold). Standard Substitution Methods for Measuring Ultrasonic Scattering in Tissues (J.M. Reid). Method of Determination of Acoustic Backscatter and Attenuation Coefficients Independent of Depth and Instrumentation (E.L. Madsen). Measurement System Effects in Ultrasonic Scattering Experiments (R.C. Waag and J.P. Astheimer). In Vitro Experimental Results on Ultrasonic Scattering in Biological Tissues (K.K. Shung). Cardiovascular Tissue Characterization In Vivo (S.A. Wickline, J.E. Perez, and J.G. Miller). In Vivo Liver and Splenic Tissue Characterization by Scattering (Brian Garra). In Vivo Ophthalmological Tissue Characterization by Scattering (F.L. Lizzi and E.J. Fellepa). Fetal Lung Tissue Characterization by Scattering (G.A. Thieme, P.L. Carson, C.R. Meyer, and R. Bowerman). Backscatter Imaging (J. Zagzebski, L.X. Yao, E.J. Boote, and Z.F. Lu). Index.