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Abstract

The state of the art in the entitled field is highlighted. Progress within the European Community is greatly enhanced by the stimulation through the running concerted action programme. The topic in this volume is "ultrasound computerized tomography'. The full benefits of employing ultrasound for CT are becoming realized in various techniques of transmission tomography and reflection tomography. Parametric images from back-scattering, attenuation and velocity are currently obtained with excellent resolution. The estimation of attenuation and back-scattering parameters with more conventional echographic techniques has recently reached a level of sophistication allowing for clinical studies to be performed at several centres. Theoretical work on the analysis of the texture of echographic images has brought about a breakthrough for the purpose of tissue characterization and useful clinical information is already obtained. The potentials of the analysis of tissue movements for clinical diagnosis are explored. Technological developments, like ultrasound transducers, on-line processing and analysis systems and specialized hardware are outlined.

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Authors: THYSSEN J M UNIVERSITY OF NIJMEGEN (THE NETHERLANDS) BERGER G LABORATOIRE DE BIOPHYSIQUE, CENTRE HOSPITALIER UNIVERSITAIRE COCHIN - PORT ROYAL, PARIS (FRANCE) , UNIVERSITY OF NIJMEGEN (THE NETHERLANDS);LABORATOIRE DE BIOPHYSIQUE, CENTRE HOSPITALIER UNIVERSITAIRE COCHIN - PORT ROYAL, PARIS (FRANCE)
Bibliographic Reference: ULTRASONIC TISSUE CHARACTERIZATION AND ECHOGRAPHIC IMAGING-6. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 6TH EC WORKSHOP, 23-25 NOVEMBER, 1986, PARIS. PUBL. 1987, BY: OFFICE FOR OFFICIAL PUBLICATIONS OF THE CEC, LUXEMBOURG (EUR 10931 EN)
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