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dc.contributor.authorNguyen, NQ
dc.contributor.authorPrager, RW
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-22T23:30:21Z
dc.date.available2019-10-22T23:30:21Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.isbn9781728145969
dc.identifier.issn1948-5719
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/297985
dc.description.abstractThe goal of this paper is to implement a new minimum mean-squared error (MMSE) beamformer for coherent plane-wave compounding. In ultrasound imaging, an beamformer, in the MMSE approach, is usually derived as a multiplication of the minimum variance distortionless response (MVDR) output and a scalar, which is approximated by the coherent factor (CF). Beside the spatial smoothing adopted for estimating the data covariance matrix in MVDR beamforming, this approximation could be another factor that potentially reduces performance of the MMSE. In this paper, we extend the spatial coherent approach that we developed previously for MVDR beamforming, and show how this scalar can be estimated through an array of MVDR outputs. Advances of the proposed MMSE are evaluated on datasets available on PICMUS website. The imaging results show it offers improvements, in terms of spatial and contrast resolution, over the corresponding MVDR and a combination of MVDR beamforming and CF in the literature.
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment of Engineering
dc.publisherIEEE
dc.rightsAll rights reserved
dc.titleMean-Squared Error Beamforming for Coherent Plane-Wave Compounding
dc.typeConference Object
prism.endingPage319
prism.publicationDate2019
prism.publicationNameIEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS
prism.startingPage316
prism.volume2019-October
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.45041
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-06-15
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1109/ULTSYM.2019.8925775
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-10-01
dc.contributor.orcidNguyen, Nghia [0000-0001-9017-5522]
dc.contributor.orcidPrager, Richard [0000-0002-7364-6561]
dc.identifier.eissn1948-5727
rioxxterms.typeConference Paper/Proceeding/Abstract
pubs.conference-name2019 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS)
pubs.conference-start-date2019-10-06
cam.orpheus.successThu Nov 05 11:54:56 GMT 2020 - Embargo updated
pubs.conference-finish-date2019-10-09
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2020-10-01


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