Tissue harmonic imaging (THI) is highly effective for correct diagnosis. On the other hand, pulse compression is often used in a radar system and an ultrasound imaging system to perform high SNR measurement. Therefore, the performance of pulse compression of tissue harmonic imaging is required to be improved. The frequency-dependent attenuation (FDA) is a crucial problem in medical tissue imaging. In the pulse compression imaging, the deterioration of echoes by the FDA lowers the performance of a matched filtering using an ideal transmitted pulse as a template signal. Since, especially in the harmonic imaging, higher-frequency components are used for imaging than the fundamental imaging, the compensation of the FDA is strongly important for high-definition imaging. In this study, we examine a method to reduce the influence of the FDA on harmonics.
Part of the book: Compendium of New Techniques in Harmonic Analysis
Fixational eye movement is an essential function for watching things using the retina, which has the property of responding only to changes in incident light. However, since the rotation of the eyeball causes the translational movement of the crystalline lens, it is possible in principle to recover the depth of the object from the moving image obtained in this way. We have proposed two types of depth restoration methods based on fixation tremor; differential-type method and integral-type method. The first is based on the change in image brightness between frames, and the latter is based on image blurring due to movement. In this chapter, we introduce them and explain the simulations and experiments performed to verify their operation.
Part of the book: Applications of Pattern Recognition