Improvement of Range Resolution of FDMAS Beamforming in Ultrasound Imaging

Ryoya Kozai, Jing Zhu, Kan Okubo, Norio Tagawa

Abstract

Ultrasound imaging is applied to various fields because it is noninvasive and real-time imaging is possible. However, in diagnosis applications, ultrasound imaging is inferior in resolution to other modalities, so researches for improving resolution have been actively conducted. Recently, researches on beamforming methods have been advanced for the purpose of improving lateral resolution. In order to form a narrower beam, adaptive beamformers such as the MV (minimum variance) beamformer that adaptively changes the beamforming weights have been proposed, but these methods increase the computational complexity. Therefore, in recent years, the FDMAS (Filtered-Delay Multiply And Sum) beamformer which can realize high resolution and high contrast without using complicated calculation attracts attention. On the other hand, we proposed a method called the SCM (Super resolution FM-Chirp correlation Method) that improves range resolution based on frequency sweep. In addition, we proposed a new DAS (Delay And Sum) beam former which improves range resolution by multiplying the echo signal by the result of the SCM before DAS processing. This method is constructed in the usual RF (Radio Frequency) band. In this study, we first reconstruct the FDMAS as a baseband processing in order to improve the SNR, and apply the SCM result to the FDMAS in order to improve both range and lateral resolution.

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Kozai R., Zhu J., Okubo K. and Tagawa N. (2019). Improvement of Range Resolution of FDMAS Beamforming in Ultrasound Imaging.In Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 4: VISAPP, ISBN 978-989-758-354-4, pages 198-205. DOI: 10.5220/0007583601980205


in Bibtex Style

@conference{visapp19,
author={Ryoya Kozai and Jing Zhu and Kan Okubo and Norio Tagawa},
title={Improvement of Range Resolution of FDMAS Beamforming in Ultrasound Imaging},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 4: VISAPP,},
year={2019},
pages={198-205},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007583601980205},
isbn={978-989-758-354-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 4: VISAPP,
TI - Improvement of Range Resolution of FDMAS Beamforming in Ultrasound Imaging
SN - 978-989-758-354-4
AU - Kozai R.
AU - Zhu J.
AU - Okubo K.
AU - Tagawa N.
PY - 2019
SP - 198
EP - 205
DO - 10.5220/0007583601980205