Real-time 3D pulse-echo ultrasonic imaging with coded-excitation systems

Jian Shen, Emad S. Ebbini

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Abstract

A new coded-excitation pulse-echo imaging system capable of simultaneous acquisition of a larger number of image lines for real-time 3D imaging is presented. A theoretical formulation of the system based on a discretized received signal model is given. With realistic simplifications, the image reconstruction is realized by a transversal filter bank with each filter designed to extract echoes from a specific direction in the region of interest. The filters are derived from a regularized pseudoinverse image reconstruction operator obtained from the system formulation. Unlike similar coded-excitation systems based on matched filtering, this pseudoinverse-based filter bank decouples echoes from different directions before providing matched filtering along the range direction. The correlation artifacts due to non-ideal coding are thus dramatically reduced. It can also be shown that the system may achieve lateral resolution exceeding the limit of conventional beamforming systems based on tile same array. Both simulation and experimental results are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Image Processing
Editors Anon
PublisherIEEE
Pages717-720
Number of pages4
Volume2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP'96. Part 2 (of 3) - Lausanne, Switz
Duration: Sep 16 1996Sep 19 1996

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1996 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP'96. Part 2 (of 3)
CityLausanne, Switz
Period9/16/969/19/96

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