Cutting-edge developments in diagnostic ultrasound imaging, the fastest growing imaging modality worldwide, and therapeutic ultrasound are covered in this new edition.
Introduction; Acoustic wave propagation; Attenuation; piezoelectric transducers; Beamforming; Array beamforming; Wave scattering in tissue; Imaging systems and applications; Imaging modes; Nonlinear acoustics and imaging; Ultrasonic exposimetry and acoustic measurements; Ultrasound-induced bioeffects; Contrast agents; Emerging research areas;
Professor Szabo has contributed to the fundamental understanding and design of surface acoustic wave signal processing devices, to novel means of transduction and measurement for nondestructive evaluation using ultrasound, to seismic signal processing applied to acoustic imaging, and to the research and development of state-of-the-art diagnostic ultrasound imaging systems. He has published over seventy papers in these areas. His current interests in ultrasound are overcoming present limitations in imaging the body and finding new ways of extracting noninvasively diagnostically useful information about tissue structure, health and function. His research includes the following methods: digital beamforming, signal processing, miniature transducer arrays, nonlinear acoustic propagation, ultrasound-induced bioeffects, broadband measurement techniques, simulation and measurement of wave propagation in inhomogeneous media and scanning acoustic microscopy. Professor Szabo is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, a Senior Life Member of the IEEE, a convenor and U.S. delegate to the International Electrotechnical Commission, and a winner of a best paper award in the IEEE UFFC/SU Transactions.
"You might think: "Yet another book covering a well-known medical topic?" - yes, that is right but it is written from a technical insider in a way that helps to understand the essential physics and signal processing techniques behind modern imaging systems as well as the processing of the resulting echo information step-by-step. Some of the 15 chapters are dedicated to one special part or "inside" of a diagnostic imaging system: Various transducer construction and system technology or beamforming methods. These different topics are explained on a level that is suitable both for newcomers and for experienced readers. Basic equations and underlying concepts are given to understand the function of the latest commercial products used in medical applications. A reference list citing fundamental publications is added to each chapter. But how does ultrasound interact with tissue or blood and what about nonlinear aspects during propagation? The book also gives detailed and enhanced answers, explains well-known models concerning bioeffects, scattering or non-linear effects caused by contrast agents within the remaining chapters - always having modern applications and examples in mind. The author is successful to span the descriptive bridge between the technology implemented "inside" a modern ultrasonic imaging system for emitting and for processing the information that is coming back from "outside" after interacting with the human body. Theory and reality is combined in a comprehensive, illustrative and practical manner to enjoy the reading and learning of diagnostic ultrasound imaging."--Christian Kollmann, Vienna, European Journal of Ultrasound "This book is well suited to MATLAB(r), a high-level programming language, including demonstrations of figures and examples with MATLAB(r), programming lines. Accompanying program sets, solutions, and programs can be found on the Elsevier web site. In addition, a review of Fourier transforms is included with step-by-step worked out examples. This book is recommended for universities offering graduate programs in diagnostic ultrasound imaging, engineering, and medical physics. It fills the need for an advanced scientific text of diagnostic ultrasound research." Martha F. Earl, Reference Coordinator, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Preston Medical Library "Though the basic theoretical building blocks are covered, making this book accessible to the complete beginner reading in ultrasound..graduate students in medical physics and biomedical engineering will find this book most useful as it provides a very comprehensive overview of ultrasound imaging physics with the option to progress to more advances topics. Nevertheless, this book will also serve as a great reference for researchers, engineers and physicists well versed in ultrasound as its coverage of advanced topics is not trivial and includes the work of hundreds of contributors to the field." Golnaz Farhat, Toronto, Canadian Acoustics