The examination of blood flow inside the body may yield important information about vascular anomalies, such as possible indications of, for example, stenosis. Current medical ultrasound systems suffer from only allowing for measuring the blood flow velocity along the direction of irradiation, posing natural difficulties due to the complex behaviour of blood flow, and due to the natural orientation of most blood vessels. Recently, a transversal modulation scheme was introduced to induce also an oscillation along the transversal direction, thereby allowing for the measurement of also the transversal blood flow. In this paper, we propose a novel data-adaptive blood flow estimator exploiting this modulation scheme. Using realistic Field II simulations, the proposed estimator is shown to achieve a notable performance improvement as compared to current state-of-the-art techniques.
|Conference||2014 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2014)|
|Period||2014/05/04 → 2014/05/09|
- Probability Theory and Statistics
- Transversal blood velocity estimation
- Spectral estimation
- Medical ultrasound