Ultrasound Super Resolution Imaging

Jørgen Arendt Jensen (Inventor), Iman Taghavi (Inventor)

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Abstract

An apparatus includes a processor and a display. The processor includes a combiner configured to combine contrast data acquired with a same sub-aperture, for each of a plurality of sub-apertures, to create a contrast frame for each of the sub-apertures. The processor includes a microbubble detector configured to determine positions of microbubbles in the contrast frames. The processor includes a motion estimator configured to estimate a motion field based on frames of B-mode data for each of the plurality of sub-apertures. The processor includes a motion corrector configured to motion correct the positions of the microbubbles in the contrast frames based on the motion field and time delays between emissions for the sets of contrast data and the emission for B-mode data, for each of the plurality of sub-apertures, to produce motion corrected contrast frames. The display is configured to display the motion corrected contrast frames as super resolution images.
Original languageEnglish
IPCG06T3/4053
Patent numberUS20210407043
Filing date16/08/0716
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Priority date16/08/0716
Priority number16/929398
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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