Cross-correlation detection improves spatial delineation and enables high resolution tracking of temporal events in magnetomotive ultrasound imaging

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Magnetomotive ultrasound (MM US) imaging is a method whereby superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIO NP) are used as a contrast agent. By applying an external magnetic field the particles are set in motion together with their surroundings. The induced movement is detected with ultrasound, and for the case of harmonic excitation of the magnetic source, quadrature detection (lock-in plus phase gating) can recover the magnetomotive signal (doi:10.1109/TUFFC.2013.2591). Here, we propose instead the use of cross-correlation for detection, and report the potential benefits compared to the previous approach.


External organisations
  • Skåne University Hospital
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Medical Image Processing
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2017
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781538633830
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Oct 31
Publication categoryResearch
Event2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2017 - Washington, United States
Duration: 2017 Sep 62017 Sep 9


Conference2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2017
CountryUnited States