Faculty Advisor

Peder C. Pedersen

Faculty Advisor

Edward A. Clancy

Faculty Advisor

Fred J. Looft

Abstract

"This thesis presents an ultrasound technique for measuring the absolute integrated backscatter (IBS) of arterial wall structures through an intervening inhomogeneous soft tissue layer. The aberrating effect of this tissue layer is minimized by normalizing the measured IBS from the wall region of interest with the IBS from an adjacent range cell in blood. The technique may become a tool to differentiate between stable and vulnerable plaques in the carotid artery."

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Degree Name

MS

Department

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Project Type

Thesis

Date Accepted

2002-12-03

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Subjects

atherosclerotic plaque, signal processing, ultrasound, Arteries, Stenosis

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