Estimation of blood velocities using ultrasound: A Signal Processing Approach

    Research output: Book/ReportDoctoral thesis


    Ultrasound systems are especially useful in estimating blood velocities in the human body because they are noninvasive and can display an estimate in real time. This book offers a comprehensive treatment of this relatively new, important technology. The book begins with an introduction to ultrasound, flow physics, and the circulatory system. Next, the interaction of ultrasound with blood is discussed. The special contribution of the book lies in the remaining chapters, which offer a lucid, thorough description of continuous and pulsed wave systems, the latest systems for doing color flow imaging, and, finally, some of the more recent experimental techniques. The authors shows that the Doppler shift, usually considered the way velocity is detected, actually, plays a minor role in pulsed systems. Rather, it is the shift of position of signals between pulses that is used in velocity estimation
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherCambridge University Press
    Number of pages317
    ISBN (Print)0-521-46484-6
    Publication statusPublished - 1996


    • Blood Flow Velocity
    • Measurement
    • Ultrasonics in medicine
    • Ultrasonography
    • Cardiovascular disease


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