A system is developed to acquire radio frequency ultrasonic signals from a modified commercially available intravascular ultrasound scanner. The system incorporates a novel method of acoustic signal calibration. The system is tested by using intravascular ultrasound to characterize the enhancement of backscattered power from clot. Data obtained indicate the capability of the system to determine quantitative indexes of backscatter and suggest the feasibility of applying quantitative ultrasonic tissue characterization in clinical intravascular ultrasound.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Proceedings of the IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium|
|State||Published - 1995|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1995 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium. Part 1 (of 2) - Seattle, WA, USA|
Duration: Nov 7 1995 → Nov 10 1995