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Statistical model of beam distortion by tissue inhomogeneities in tissue harmonic imaging [electronic resource]

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Copyright by Xiang Yan 2004 The Dissertation Committee for Xiang Yan Certifies that this is the approved version of the following dissertation: Statistical Model of Beam Distortion by Tissue Inhomogeneities in Tissue Harmonic Imaging Committee: Mark F. Hamilton, Supervisor Stanislav Emelianov Elmer L. Hixson Yurii A. Ilinskii Preston S. Wilson Statistical Model of Beam Distortion by Tissue Inhomogeneities in Tissue Harmonic Imaging by Xiang Yan, B.S., M.S. DISSERTATION Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of The University of Texas at Austin in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN December, 2004 To my family ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I extended my thanks to Dr Mark F. Hamilton, my supervising professor, for his important guidance and help in every aspect during the course of this work. His suggestions were invaluable to the completion of this work. Dr Preston S. Wilson is thanked for serving as a member of the dissertation committee and for his help in preparing the dissertation writing. Dr Elmer L. Hixson and Dr Stanislav Emelianov are thanked for reviewing this dissertation and providing important suggestions. Dr Yurii A. Ilinskii is thanked for his help in understanding many concepts in statistics. I would also like to thank my fellow acoustic students for helpful discussions during course study. Special thanks to Steve Younghouse for his help in run- ning the experiment apparatus and helpful guidance for learning the numerical algorithm. Finally, my family are thanked for lifetime of love and support. This work was supported by the Office of Naval Research. December, 2004 v Statistical Model of Beam Distortion by Tissue Inhomogeneities in Tissue Harmonic Imaging Publication No. Xiang Yan, Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin, 2004 Supervisor: Mark F. Hamilton In tissue harmonic imaging (THI) the images

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