A new imaging method for arterial tubes based on vibration measurement

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A new method for imaging and detecting modal shapes of vessels is introduced. Theory is developed that predicts the measured velocity is proportional to the value of the mode shape at the focal point of the ultrasound beam. Experimental studies were carried out on a silicone rubber tube embedded in a cylindrical gel phantom of large radius. This model simulates approximately a large artery and the surrounding body. The fundamental frequency was measured 83 Hz for the tube-phantom system. At this frequency the ultrasound transducer was scanned across the vessel plane with velocity measurement at one single point on the vessel and on the phantom by laser. The images obtained show clearly the interior tube and the modal shape of the tube.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-146
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Event2003 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress - Washington, DC., United States
Duration: Nov 15 2003Nov 21 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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