Motion artifacts and correction in multipulse high-frame rate contrast-enhanced ultrasound

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Title: Motion artifacts and correction in multipulse high-frame rate contrast-enhanced ultrasound
Authors: Stanziola, A
Toulemonde, M
Li, Y
Papadopoulou, V
Corbett, R
Duncan, N
Eckersley, R
Tang, M
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: High-frame-rate (HFR) ultrasound (US) imaging and contrast-enhanced US (CEUS) are often implemented using multipulse transmissions, to enhance image quality. Multipulse approaches, however, suffer from degradation in the presence of motion, especially when coherent compounding and CEUS are combined. In this paper, we investigate this effect on the intensity of HFR CEUS in deep tissue imaging using simulations and in vivo contrast echocardiography (CE). The simulation results show that the motion artifact is much higher when the flow is in an axial direction than a lateral direction. Using a pulse repetition frequency suitable for cardiac imaging, a motion of 35 cm/s can cause as much as 28.5 dB decrease in image intensity, where compounding can contribute up to 18.7 dB of intensity decrease (11 angles). These motion effects are also demonstrated for in vivo cardiac HFR CE, where the large velocities of both the myocardium and the blood are present. Intensity reductions of 10.4 dB are readily visible in the chamber. Finally, we demonstrate how performing motion–correction before pulse inversion compounding greatly reduces such motion artifact and improve image signal-to-noise ratio and contrast.
Issue Date: 17-Dec-2018
Date of Acceptance: 11-Dec-2018
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/66763
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TUFFC.2018.2887164
ISSN: 0885-3010
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Start Page: 417
End Page: 420
Journal / Book Title: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control
Volume: 66
Issue: 2
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Sponsor/Funder: British Heart Foundation
Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC)
Funder's Grant Number: RE/13/4/30184
EP/M011933/1
Keywords: 02 Physical Sciences
09 Engineering
Acoustics
Publication Status: Published
Online Publication Date: 2018-12-17
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Engineering
Bioengineering
Faculty of Medicine



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