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ULTRASOUND WAVEFORM TOMOGRAPHY WITH WAVE-ENERGY-BASED PRECONDITIONING

United States Patent Application

20150025388
A1
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Synthetic-aperture ultrasound tomography systems and methods using scanning arrays and algorithms configured to simultaneously acquire ultrasound transmission and reflection data, and process the data using ultrasound waveform tomography with a wave-energy-based preconditioning method for improved ultrasound tomography imaging.
Huang, Lianjie (Los Alamos, NM), Zhang, Zhigang (Los Alamos, CA)
LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC (Los Alamos NM)
14/ 339,759
July 24, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with Government support under Grant No. MIPR0LDATM0144 from the Breast Cancer Research Program of DoD-Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs and Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention. CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS [0002] This application is a 35 U.S.C. .sctn.111(a) continuation of PCT international application number PCT/US2013/024656 filed on Feb. 4, 2013, incorporated herein by reference in its entirety, which claims priority to, and the benefit of, U.S. provisional patent application Ser. No. 61/594,865, filed on Feb. 3, 2012, incorporated herein by reference in its entirety. Priority is claimed to each of the foregoing applications. [0003] The above-referenced PCT international application was published as PCT International Publication No. WO 2013/116851 on Aug. 8, 2013, incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.