Spectral crosscorrelation for tissue characterization

K. D. Donohue, T. Varghese

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This paper introduces the spectral crosscorrelation (SCC) function for characterizing tissue scattering structures with ultrasonic back-scattered signals. Analytical, simulation, and experimental results (liver tissue scans containing metastases) are presented to indicate the potential of utilizing phase information through the SCC function in order to detect disruptions in the scatterer distributions due to invading cancer cells. Simulation and analytical results demonstrate that SCC functions reveal the average periodic spacings between tissue scatterers better than the power spectral density (PSD) in cases when less regular inter-scatterer spacings exist.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication1992 Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0780305620
StatePublished - 1992
Event1992 Ultrasonics Symposium - Tucson, United States
Duration: Oct 20 1992Oct 23 1992

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium
ISSN (Print)1051-0117


Conference1992 Ultrasonics Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited States

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 1992 IEEE.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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