Basics of Biomedical Ultrasound for Engineers

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 25, 2010 - Science - 392 pages
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A practical learning tool for building a solid understanding of biomedical ultrasound

Basics of Biomedical Ultrasound for Engineers is a structured textbook that leads the novice through the field in a clear, step-by-step manner. Based on twenty years of teaching experience, it begins with the most basic definitions of waves, proceeds to ultrasound in fluids and solids, explains the principles of wave attenuation and reflection, then introduces to the reader the principles of focusing devices, ultrasonic transducers, and acoustic fields, and then delves into integrative applications of ultrasound in conventional and advanced medical imaging techniques (including Doppler imaging) and therapeutic ultrasound. Demonstrative medical applications are interleaved within the text and exemplary questions with solutions are provided on every chapter. Readers will come away with the basic toolkit of knowledge they need to successfully use ultrasound in biomedicine and conduct research.

  • Encompasses a wide range of topics within biomedical ultrasound, from attenuation and eflection of waves to the intricacies of focusing devices, transducers, acoustic fields, modern medical imaging techniques, and therapeutics

  • Explains the most common applications of biomedical ultrasound from an engineering point of view

  • Provides need-to-know information in the form of physical and mathematical principles directed at concrete applications

  • Fills in holes in knowledge caused by ever-increasing new applications of ultrasonic imaging and therapy

Basics of Biomedical Ultrasound for Engineers is designed for undergraduate and graduate engineering students; academic/research engineers unfamiliar with ultrasound; and physicians and researchers in biomedical disciplines who need an introduction to the field. This book is meant to be “my first book on biomedical ultrasound” for anyone who is interested in the field.

 

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
xvii
INTRODUCTION
1
1 WAVESA GENERAL DESCRIPTION
9
2 WAVES IN A ONEDIMENSIONAL MEDIUM
35
3 ULTRASONIC WAVES IN FLUIDS
55
4 PROPAGATION OF ACOUSTIC WAVES IN SOLID MATERIALS
75
5 ATTENUATION AND DISPERSION
93
6 REFLECTION AND TRANSMISSION
107
9 ULTRASONIC IMAGING USING THE PULSEECHO TECHNIQUE
191
10 SPECIAL IMAGING TECHNIQUES
233
11 DOPPLER IMAGING TECHNIQUES
271
12 SAFETY AND THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS
287
APPENDIX A TYPICAL ACOUSTIC PROPERTIES OF TISSUES
313
APPENDIX B EXEMPLARY PROBLEMS
315
APPENDIX C ANSWERS TO EXEMPLARY PROBLEMS
341
INDEX
367

7 ACOUSTIC LENSES AND MIRRORS
133
8 TRANSDUCERS AND ACOUSTIC FIELDS
153

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HAIM AZHARI, DSc, conducts research in medical imaging, including the application of ultrasound and MRI in medical imaging, image tomographic reconstruction, image processing, and information extraction from medical images. Professor Azhari received his doctorate in biomedical engineering from the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology in 1987. From 1987 to 1990, he was on the staff of the Technion Department of Biomedical Engineering in a postdoctoral position. Azhari then received a double appointment as an International Research Fellow in both the Department of Radiology and the Division of Cardiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. Upon his return to Israel in 1992, he joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Technion-IIT as a staff member, where he is currently an associate professor. From 1999-2000, Azhari was at Harvard Medical School in the Beth-Israel Radiology Department.

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