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SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INCREASING EFFICIENCY OF ULTRASOUND WAVEFORM TOMOGRAPHY

United States Patent Application

20140364737
A1
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Ultrasound tomography imaging methods for imaging a tissue medium with one or more ultrasound transducer arrays comprising a plurality of transducers, wherein said transducers comprise source transducers, receiving transducers. The methods include assigning a phase value or time delay to source transducers, exciting the transducers and calculating a search direction based on data relating to the excited transducers.
Huang, Lianjie (Los Alamos, NM), Zhang, Zhigang (Los Alamos, CA)
LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC (Los Alamos NM)
14/ 339,770
July 24, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0003] This invention was made with Government support under Grant No. MIPROLDATM0144 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.