LI Ruijing, CHEN Houjin, PENG Yahui, LI Jupeng. Numerical Study of Square Border Ultrasonic Transducer Element Arrays for Breast Imaging in Ultrasound Computed Tomography with Waveform Inversion Method[J]. Chinese Journal of Electronics, 2019, 28(5): 1000-1007. doi: 10.1049/cje.2019.03.024
Citation: LI Ruijing, CHEN Houjin, PENG Yahui, LI Jupeng. Numerical Study of Square Border Ultrasonic Transducer Element Arrays for Breast Imaging in Ultrasound Computed Tomography with Waveform Inversion Method[J]. Chinese Journal of Electronics, 2019, 28(5): 1000-1007. doi: 10.1049/cje.2019.03.024

Numerical Study of Square Border Ultrasonic Transducer Element Arrays for Breast Imaging in Ultrasound Computed Tomography with Waveform Inversion Method

doi: 10.1049/cje.2019.03.024
Funds:  This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No.61571036).
  • Received Date: 2018-10-26
  • Rev Recd Date: 2019-01-29
  • Publish Date: 2019-09-10
  • Ultrasound computed tomography (USCT) is a promising approach for early breast cancer screening. Existing studies that estimate breast images using Waveform inversion (WI) methods utilize a Circular ultrasonic transducer element array (CUTA) to collect the measurement data. However, very accurate transducer element positioning and directivity are required for signal calibration in the hardware system of these studies, thereby causing difficulties in hardware manufacturing. The purpose of this study is to estimate high-resolution USCT images using a WI method with a Square border ultrasonic transducer element array (SUTA), which reduces the difficulty of hardware manufacturing and creates accurate correspondence between the continuous and discrete forms of the transducer element positions. Therefore, in this study, an SUTA is adopted to collect the measurement data of breast imaging using the WI method. A penalized least-squares optimization problem is constructed to obtain the numerical solution of a sound speed distribution. Computer simulations are conducted to compare images reconstructed from the measurement data that are collected using an SUTA and a CUTA. The performance is evaluated using a numerical breast phantom. Results suggest that the biases of the images reconstructed are less than 1% with the evenly distributed SUTA and 1% with the CUTA, under a noise condition.
  • loading
  • N. Duric, P. Littrup, L. Poulo, A. Babkin, E. Holsapple, O. Rama, and C. Glide, "Detection of breast cancer with ultrasound tomography:First results with the computed ultrasound risk evaluation (CURE) prototype," Medical Physics, Vol.34, No.2, pp.773-785, 2007.
    Guoyao Wu, "Research on ultrasound tomography reconstruction approach", Harbin Institute of Technology, 2011.
    N. Duric, P. Littrup, O. Roy, S. Schmidt, C. Li, L. Bey-Knight and X. Chen, "Breast imaging with ultrasound tomography:Initial results with SoftVue", IEEE Int. Ultrasonics Symp., pp.382-385, Jul.2013,
    K. J. Opieliński, P. Pruchnicki, T. Gudra, P. Podgórski, J. Kurcz, T. Kraśnicki, M. Sąsiadek, and J. Majewski, "Imaging results of multi-modal ultrasound computerized tomography system designed for breast diagnosis", Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, Vol.46, No.2, pp.83-94, 2015.
    X. Liu, Y. An, B. Yu, G. Qin, "Analysis of commonly and specifically dysregulated pathways in three women cancers", Chinese Journal of Electronics, Vol.27, No.5, pp.1043-1049, 2018.
    K. Wang, T. Matthews, F. Anis, C. Li, N. Duric and M. A. Anastasio, "Waveform inversion with source encoding for breast sound speed reconstruction in ultrasound computed tomography", IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, Vol.62, No.3, pp.475-493, 2015.
    T. Matthews, K. Wang, C. Li, N. Duric and M. A. Anastasio, "Regularized dual averaging image reconstruction for fullwave ultrasound computed tomography." IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics & Frequency Control, Vol.64, No.5, pp.811-825, 2017.
    C. Zheng, H. Peng, W. Zhao. "Ultrasound imaging based on coherent plane wave compounding weighted by sign coherence factor", Acta Electronica Sinica, Vol.46, No.1, pp.31-38, 2018.
    X. Li, X. Li, and R. WANG. "Compressed sensing based ultrasonic nondestructive testing by the use of sparse deconvolution", Chinese Journal of Electronics, Vol.22, No.2, pp.405-409, 2013.
    K. Wu, Y. Zhang, Z. Zhao, L. Gao, K. Zhang, J. Zhang, J. Chen, "Characterization for ultrasonic harmonic of tissue based on nakagami distribution". Acta Electronica Sinica, Vol.46, No.7, pp.1639-1643, 2018.
    G. Yin, H. Fan, D. Kang, J. Guo, "The optimization research on element failure of ultrasonic array transducer", Acta Electronica Sinica, Vol.45, No.8, pp.1995-2000, 2017.
    N. Q. Nguyen, and L. Huang, "Ultrasound bent-ray tomography using both transmission and reflection data", Proc. SPIE, Vol.9040, 2014. 10.1117/12.2043275.
    L. Huang, Y. Lin, Z. Zhang, Y. Labyed, S. Tan, N. Nguyen, K. Hanson, D. Sandoval, and M. Williamson, "Breast ultrasound waveform tomography:Using both transmission and reflection data, and numerical virtual point sources", Proc. SPIE, Vol.9040, 2014.
    M. Birk, E. Kretzek, P. Figuli, M. Weber, J. Becker, N.V. Ruiter, "High-speed medical imaging in 3D ultrasound computer tomography". IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Vol.27, pp.455-467, 2016.
    C. Li, N. Duric, P. Littrup, and L. Huang, "In vivo breast sound-speed imaging with ultrasound tomography", Ultrasound Med. Biol.,Vol.35, No.10, pp.1615-1628, 2009.
    O. Roy, S. Schmidt, C. Li, V. S. V. P. Allada, E. West, D. Kunz, and N. Duric, "Breast imaging using ultrasound tomography:From clinical requirements to system design", 2013 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), Prague, pp.1174-1177, 2013.
    M. Pérezliva, J. L. Herraiz, J. M. Udías, E. Miller, B. T. Cox, and B. E. Treeby, B. E, "Time domain reconstruction of sound speed and attenuation in ultrasound computed tomography using full wave inversion", J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol.141, No.3, pp.1595-1604, 2017.
    C. Sheng-Chang and C. Guo-Xin, "Full waveform inversion of the second-order time integral wavefield", Chinese Journal of Geophysics, Vol.59, No.6, pp.676-690, 2016.
    S. C. Chen and G. X. Chen, "Time-damping full waveform inversion of multi-dominant-frequency wavefields", Chinese Journal of Geophysics, Vol.60, No.6, pp.678-688, 2017.
    Y. Li, Y. Choi, T. Alkhalifah, Z. Li and K. Zhang. "Fullwaveform inversion using a nonlinearly smoothed wavefield" Geophysics, Vol.83, No.2, pp.R117-R127, 2018.
    X. Guo, H. Liu, Y. Shi, W. Wang, Z. Zhang and H. Jing. "Dynamic Convolution-based Misfit Function for Time Domain Full Waveform Inversion". Pure & Applied Geophysics, pp.1-14, 2018.
    B. E. Treeby, J. Jaros, A. P. Rendell, and B. T. Cox, "Modeling nonlinear ultrasound propagation in heterogeneous media with power law absorption using a k-space pseudospectral method", J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol.131, No.6, pp.4324-4336, 2012.
    B. E. Treeby and B. Cox, "Modeling power law absorption and dispersion for acoustic propagation using the fractional Laplacian", J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol.127, No.5, pp.2741-2748, 2010.
    D. Zhao, H. Q. Du, W. B. Mei. "Hybrid Weighted l1-Total Variation Constrained Reconstruction for MR Image". Chinese Journal of Electronics, Vol.23, No.4, pp.747-752, 2014.
    Q. S. Lian, T. J. Wei, S. Z. Chen and B. S. Shi. "A phase retrieval algorithm based on total variation regularization", Acta Electronica Sinica, Vol.45, No.1, pp.54-60, 2017.
    S. J. Norton, "Iterative inverse scattering algorithms:Methods of computing Frechet derivatives", J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol.106, No.5, pp.2653-2660, 1999.
    R. E. Plessix, "A review of the adjoint-state method for computing the gradient of a functional with geophysical applications", Geophys. J. Int., Vol.167, No.2, pp.495-503, 2006.
    Z. Zhang, L. Huang and Y. Lin, "Efficient implementation of ultrasound waveform tomography using source encoding", SPIE Medical Imaging. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2012, Art. No.832003.
    E. Haber, M. Chung and F. Herrmann, "An effective method for parameter estimation with PDE constraints with multiple right hand sides", SIAM J. Optimiz., Vol.22, No.3, pp.739-757, 2012.
  • 加载中

Catalog

    通讯作者: 陈斌, bchen63@163.com
    • 1. 

      沈阳化工大学材料科学与工程学院 沈阳 110142

    1. 本站搜索
    2. 百度学术搜索
    3. 万方数据库搜索
    4. CNKI搜索

    Article Metrics

    Article views (122) PDF downloads(166) Cited by()
    Proportional views
    Related

    /

    DownLoad:  Full-Size Img  PowerPoint
    Return
    Return