Reverberation reduction in vibro-acoustography using channel estimation method

Yi Zheng, Aiping Yao, Lin Jiangli, Randy Kinnick, James Greenleaf, Mostafa Fatemi

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Vibro-acoustography (VA) displays the vibroacoustic of the object (tissue) induced by two intersecting ultrasound of different frequencies. VA image of a given object may vary on boundary conditions. Such variations are attributed to reverberation of the sound emanating from the object in the environment of the experiment. This effect can be explained terms of acoustic propagation through multiple paths before the receiving hydrophone. The goal of this study is to reduce image variations caused by the acoustic multipath. Two methods on channel estimation are developed to evaluate the effect of and correct the received acoustic data from the object. The method uses two ultrasound excitation pulses having different for every image location. Another method uses tissue of different excitation amplitudes to remove reverberation measure tissue nonlinearity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number4803584
Pages (from-to)2025-2028
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings - IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium
StatePublished - 2008
Event2008 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2008 - Beijing, China
Duration: Nov 2 2008Nov 5 2008


  • Channel estimation
  • Multipath
  • Nonlinear imaging
  • Reverberation
  • Tissue elasticity
  • Vibro-acoustography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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