Invited Speaker

Overcoming challenges to quantitative ultrasound implementation in vivo

Michael L. Oelze


Spectral-based quantitative ultrasound (QUS) techniques have been successfully used to enhance diagnostic ultrasound. In recent years these techniques have moved towards clinical implementation. Challenges remain in implementation of QUS techniques in vivo. Specific issues that remain include: accounting for losses from the transducer surface to tissue regions being interrogated, lack of models that accurately represent underlying tissue microstructure and the necessity of acquiring a separate external reference scan.  


Michael L. Oelze

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign