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Increasing the Efficiency of Doppler Processing and Backend Processing in Medical Ultrasound Systems

Abstract Ultrasound imaging is one of the major medical imaging modalities. It is cheap, non-invasive and has low power consumption. Doppler processing is an important part of many ultrasound imaging systems. It is used to provide blood velocity information and is built on top of B-mode systems. We investigate the performance of two velocity estimation schemes used in Doppler processing systems, namely, directional velocity estimation (DVE) and conventional velocity estimation (CVE). We find that DVE provides better estimation performance and is the only functioning method when the beam to flow angle is large. Unfortunately, DVE is computationally expensive and also requires divisions and square root operations that are hard to implement. We propose... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Wei, Siyuan (Author) / Chakrabarti, Chaitali (Advisor) / Frakes, David (Committee member) / Papandreou-Suppappola, Antonia (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering / architecture / backend processing / Doppler processing / medical ultrasound imaging
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 61 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Electrical Engineering 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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