Lateral motion of the ultrasound probe could result in estimation errors in vertical displacement of tissues of interest obtained from M-mode ultrasound measurements. In this paper, the effect of lateral probe motion on the measurement accuracy of internal displacement is examined by means of numerical and phantom simulations. The displacement was obtained by tracking the speckle echoes with a phase sensitive method. The simulation results show that the phase estimation errors increases with the lateral probe motion greater than 10 μm per consecutive M-mode frames with the presented conditions employed. The error is also greater with the poorer signal-to-noise ratio of the speckle echoes. The moving average filter has been shown to be effective to reduce phase estimation errors due to random noise in acquired ultrasonic signals.

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Keywords phase sensitive method, probe motion, speckle tracking, tissue displacement, ultrasonic imaging
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1109/MeMeA.2013.6549732
Conference IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, MeMeA 2013
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Huang, A. (Andy), Ono, Y, & Adler, A. (2013). Effect of lateral motion of ultrasonic probe on measurement accuracy of internal tissue displacement. Presented at the IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, MeMeA 2013. doi:10.1109/MeMeA.2013.6549732