High Frame Rate Vector Velocity Estimation using Plane Waves and Transverse Oscillation

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Abstract

This paper presents a method for estimating 2-D vector velocities using plane waves and transverse oscillation. The approach uses emission of a low number of steered plane waves, which result in a high frame rate and continuous acquisition of data for the whole image. A transverse oscillating field is obtained by filtering the beamformed RF images in the Fourier domain using a Gaussian filter centered at a desired oscillation frequency. Performance of the method is quantified through measurements with the experimental scanner SARUS and the BK 2L8 linear array transducer. Constant parabolic flow in a flow rig phantom is scanned at beam-to-flow angles of 90, 75, and 60◦ . The relative bias is between -1.4 % and -5.8 % and the relative std. between 5 % and 8.2 % for the lateral velocity component at the measured beam-to-flow angles. The estimated flow angle is 73.4◦± 3.6◦ for the measurement at 75◦ . Measurement of pulsatile flow through a constricted vessel demonstrate the application of the method in a realistic flow environment with large spatial and temporal flow gradients.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium
Number of pages4
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2015
ISBN (Print)9781479981823
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event2015 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 21 Oct 201524 Oct 2015

Conference

Conference2015 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period21/10/201524/10/2015

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