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Application of Nakagami Distributions in Ultrasound Contrast Imaging

SLÁVIK, V. KOLÁŘ, R. HARABIŠ, V. JIŘÍK, R.

Original Title

Application of Nakagami Distributions in Ultrasound Contrast Imaging

English Title

Application of Nakagami Distributions in Ultrasound Contrast Imaging

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

Recent developments saw Nakagami and extended Nakagami distributions being used for extracting useful information about ultrasound scenes by matching local histograms from envelope of radiofrequency signals. This information is conveyed by distribution parameters values. On the other hand, in research literature, new distributions or their extensions are proposed mostly on basis of quality of local histogram match in LMS sense. This measure is not linked in any way to significance of information contained in parameters of these distributions, though. As is shown here, in the context of contrast imaging, the Extended Nakagami distribution significantly improves neither quality of fit, nor information about local area, despite the additional parameter.

English abstract

Recent developments saw Nakagami and extended Nakagami distributions being used for extracting useful information about ultrasound scenes by matching local histograms from envelope of radiofrequency signals. This information is conveyed by distribution parameters values. On the other hand, in research literature, new distributions or their extensions are proposed mostly on basis of quality of local histogram match in LMS sense. This measure is not linked in any way to significance of information contained in parameters of these distributions, though. As is shown here, in the context of contrast imaging, the Extended Nakagami distribution significantly improves neither quality of fit, nor information about local area, despite the additional parameter.

Keywords

Nakagami Distribution, Histogram Fitting, Ultrasound Imaging, Contrast Agents

RIV year

2013

Released

27.05.2013

Publisher

VEDA

Location

Slovakia

ISBN

978-80-969672-5-4

Book

Measurement 2013 Proceedings

Pages from

117

Pages to

120

Pages count

4

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT100035,
  author="Vladimír {Slávik} and Radim {Kolář} and Vratislav {Harabiš} and Radovan {Jiřík}",
  title="Application of Nakagami Distributions in Ultrasound Contrast Imaging",
  annote="Recent developments saw Nakagami and extended Nakagami distributions being used for extracting useful information about ultrasound scenes by matching local histograms from envelope of radiofrequency signals. This information is conveyed by distribution parameters values. On the other hand, in research literature, new distributions or their extensions are proposed mostly on basis of quality of local histogram match in LMS sense. This measure is not linked in any way to significance of information contained in parameters of these distributions, though. As is shown here, in the context of contrast imaging, the Extended Nakagami distribution significantly improves neither quality of fit, nor information about local area, despite the additional parameter.",
  address="VEDA",
  booktitle="Measurement 2013 Proceedings",
  chapter="100035",
  howpublished="print",
  institution="VEDA",
  year="2013",
  month="may",
  pages="117--120",
  publisher="VEDA",
  type="conference paper"
}