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The H-scan for Identification of Scatterers

The H-scan is based on a simplified framework for characterizing scattering behavior, and visualizing the results as color-coding of the B-scan image. The methodology begins with a standard convolution model of pulse-echo formation from typical situations, and then matches those results to the mathematics of Gaussian Weighted Hermite Functions. In this framework, echoes can be classified as returning from specific categories of scatterers, and these can be conveniently displayed as colors. Thus, some information not evident in conventional grayscale pulse-echo images can be visualized in the H-scan format. Learn more about the H-scan at the links below and the journal articles following.


Journal Articles


  1. Spatial angular compounding technique for H-scan ultrasound imaging
    M. Khairalseed, F. Xiong, J. Kim, R. F. Mattrey, K. J. Parker, and K. Hoyt
    Ultrasound Med Biol, vol. 44, no. 1 , pp. 267 -277  (2018). View PDF
  2. H-scan sensitivity to scattering size
    M. Khairalseed, K. Hoyt, J. Ormachea, A. Terrazas, and K. J. Parker
    J Med Imaging, vol. 4, no. 4 , pp. 043501-1 -043501-7  (2017). View PDF
  3. Hermite scatterers in an ultraviolet sky
    K. J. Parker
    Physics Letters A, vol. 381, no. 46 , pp. 3845 -3848  (2017). View PDF
  4. The H-Scan format for classification of ultrasound scattering
    K. J. Parker
    OMICS Journal of Radiology, vol. 5, no. 5 , p. 1000236  (2016). View Online
  5. Scattering and reflection identification in H-scan images
    K. J. Parker
    Physics in Medicine and Biology, vol. 61, no. 12 , pp. L20 -L28  (2016). View Online