04858124 is referenced by 52 patents and cites 9 patents.

Methods for enhancement of data obtained from scanning objects such as body tissue with ultrasonic wideband pulses to detect characteristics of the tissue and to identify the tissue. The methods include performing spectral analysis on selected time portions of signals obtained from ultrasonic scanning to derive spectral data which is representative of the received signal characteristics for spatial samples of a particular region of interest in the body. The characteristic values are selected to correlate with significant characteristics of the material. A display of the selected body region is generated, with the display characteristic for each of the spatial samples being selected in accordance with the derived spectral characteristic values. Examples of the spectral characteristic values include spectral amplitude, spectral slope, and spectral amplitude uncertainty. The spectral characteristic data can be used to derive periodicity data, such as cepstral data or spatial-correlation data, for each of the spatial samples. The spectral characteristic data obtained can be compared to data for tissue having known tissue characteristics to identify the tissue type. Related means for suppressing the display of noise, characterizing tissues using discriminent functions based on spectral data, and estimating scatter sizes are also shown.

Title
Method for enhancement of ultrasonic image data
Application Number
641015
Publication Number
4858124
Application Date
August 11, 1987
Publication Date
August 15, 1989
Inventor
D Jackson Coleman
Haworth
NJ, US
Ronald H Silverman
Brooklyn
NY, US
Mykola M Yaremko
Hoboken
NJ, US
Frederic L Lizzi
Tenafly
NJ, US
Agent
Brumbaugh Graves Donohue & Raymond
Assignee
RiverSide Research Institute
NY, US
IPC
G06F 15/42
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