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  • Research Article
  • Open Access

Beamforming Scheme for 2D Displacement Estimation in Ultrasound Imaging

  • Hervé Liebgott1Email author,
  • Jérémie Fromageau1,
  • Jens E Wilhjelm2,
  • Didier Vray1 and
  • Philippe Delachartre1
EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20052005:932740

Received: 26 May 2004

Published: 31 May 2005


We propose a beamforming scheme for ultrasound imaging leading to the generation of two sets of images, one with oscillations only in the axial direction and one with oscillations only in the lateral direction. Applied to tissue elasticity imaging, this leads to the development of a specific displacement estimation technique that is capable of accurate estimation of two components of the displacement. The mean standard deviation for the axial displacement estimates is 0.0219 times the wavelength of the axial oscillations , and for the lateral estimates, it is equal to 0.0164 times the wavelength of the lateral oscillations . The method is presented and its feasibility is clearly established by a simulation work.

Keywords and phrases

beamforming for ultrasound imagingaxial and lateral displacement estimationtissue elasticity imaginglaterally oscillating point spread function

Authors’ Affiliations

CREATIS, CNRS UMR 5515, Inserm U630, Lyon, France
Center for Arteriosclerosis Detection with UltraSound, Ørsted-DTU, Lyngby, Denmark


© Liebgott et al. 2005