@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/16850,
	  title     = {Dynamic Ultrasound Scatterer Simulation Model Using Field-II and FEM for Speckle Tracking},
	  author    = {Aws Al-azawi and  John Soraghan},
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	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {There is a growing interest in the use of ultrasonic speckle tracking for biomedical image formation of tissue deformation. Speckle tracking is angle independent and has an ability to differentiate soft tissue into benign and malignant regions. In this paper a simulation model for dynamic ultrasound scatterer is presented. The model composes Field-II ultrasonic scatterers and FEM (ANSYS-11) nodes as a regional tissue deformation. A performance evaluation is presented on axial displacement and strain fields estimation of a uniformly elastic model, using speckle tracking based 1D cross-correlation of optimally segmented pre and post-deformation frames. Optimum correlation window length is investigated in terms of highest signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) for a selected region of interest of a smoothed displacement field. Finally, gradient based strain field of both smoothed and non-smoothed displacement fields are compared. Simulation results from the model are shown to compare favorably with FEM results.
},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Biomedical and Biological Engineering},
	  volume    = {7},
	  number    = {9},
	  year      = {2013},
	  pages     = {589 - 593},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/16850},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/81},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 81, 2013},
	}