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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 31 — Nov. 1, 1998
  • pp: 7368–7377

Acoustic field of a medical ultrasound probe operated in continuous-wave mode investigated by TV holography

Rolf Rustad  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 31, pp. 7368-7377 (1998)

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Time-averaged TV holography has been shown to be a useful technique for investigating acoustic fields in transparent media. The theory of time-averaged TV-holography measurements of ultrasonic fields in water is described. Projections of the phase and the amplitude of a 3.25-MHz ultrasonic field from an annular ultrasound probe operated in cw mode are presented. Quantitative measurements with a spatial resolution of better than 100 μm have been obtained. A set of such projections may be processed into a three-dimensional mapping of the phase and the amplitude of the acoustic field by tomographic techniques. This process is described, and an example of a tomographic reconstruction of the same ultrasonic field is presented.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.6960) Imaging systems : Tomography
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(120.6160) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Speckle interferometry

Original Manuscript: July 9, 1998
Revised Manuscript: July 9, 1998
Published: November 1, 1998

Rolf Rustad, "Acoustic field of a medical ultrasound probe operated in continuous-wave mode investigated by TV holography," Appl. Opt. 37, 7368-7377 (1998)

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