“A Theoretical-Study of the Scattering of Ultrasound from Blood”

Authors: Bjørn A.J. Angelsen,
Affiliation: NTNU, Department of Engineering Cybernetics
Reference: 1981, Vol 2, No 4, pp. 225-237.

Keywords: Ultrasound scattering, Doppler effect, blood velocity

Abstract: A theoretical treatment of the scattering of ultrasound from blood is given, assuming that the blood behaves essentially as a continuum. The scattering then arises from fluctuations in the mass density and compressibility of the blood, which is caused by a fluctuation in the red cell concentration. An expression for the received signal in ultrasonic blood velocity measurements is given. The stochastic properties of the signal are discussed with reference the information content about the velocity field in the blood. Since the signal is Gaussian, all available information is contained in the power spectrum, which is a blurred approximation to the velocity distribution in the region of observation.

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  author={Angelsen, Bjørn A.J.},
  journal={Modeling, Identification and Control},
  publisher={Norwegian Society of Automatic Control}