Phase aberration correction for ultrasound imaging in temporal-spatial frequency domain

Mahmoud E. Allam, James F. Greenleaf

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Phase aberration due to tissues with inhomogeneous acoustic speeds is a major source for image degradation in medical ultrasound. In most phased array pulse-echo ultrasound systems, the delay used to steer and focus the beams are calculated assuming constant speed. In practice, however, the acoustic speed varies for different types of tissue. In this paper, we present a method to estimate the phase errors between the elements of a linear array, based on signal representation in the spatial-temporal Fourier domain. Compared to the standard cross-correlation methods used for time delay estimation, the proposed technique shows better performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2315-2318
Number of pages4
JournalICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
EventProceedings of the 1995 20th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing. Part 2 (of 5) - Detroit, MI, USA
Duration: May 9 1995May 12 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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