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An introduction to recent advances in acoustic microscopy and high-resolution ultrasonic imaging, and to their growing status worldwide. This carefully edited reference offers a unique overview of the physical principles and applications of ultrasonic imaging, resulting from novel transducer materials and array solutions as yet uncovered in book form. As such, the book covers in a compact and accessible way a broad spectrum of methodological approaches and advanced techniques that have been successfully verified in numerous studies both in academic and industrial environments, thus enabling experts from different disciplines to apply these methods and so further their research. Starting with a short introduction at the beginning of each chapter, the leading authors in their respective fields describe both concepts for future imaging systems as well as recent implementations of modern technology for advanced imaging devices. The result is a handy reference for materials scientists, electrical engineers, and life scientists wishing to apply ultrasonic high-resolution imaging technology and methods in their research. It is equally useful for developers of modern imaging techniques and graduate students in any discipline calling for the characterization of elastic structures.
Roman Maev is a celebrated academic scientist, scholar and administrator. He is founding General Director of The Institute for Diagnostic Imaging Research in Ontario, a multi-disciplinary, collaborative research and innovation consortium. His research interests include theoretical fundamentals of physical acoustics, experimental research in ultrasonic and nonlinear acoustical imaging, and the theory of propagation of waves through layered structures. Professor Maev has published 13 books, over 320 articles, holds twenty-three patents, and received numerous awards.
Table of Contents
1 Introduction R.G. Maev
2 Fundamentals Multiwave Imaging (M. Fink and M. Tanter, France) Imaging via Speckle Interferometry and Non-linear Methods (J. Sadler, R.G. Maev; Canada) Making Waves in Biomedical Research with Micro-ultrasound (F.S. Foster, Canada)
3 Novel Development in Advanced Imaging Technical and Methods Fundamentals and Applications of Quantitative Ultrasonic Microscope for Soft Biological Tissues (K. Kobayashi, N. Hozumi, Japan) Portable Ultrasonic Imaging Systems Approach (R.G. Maev, J.J. Hwang, F. Seviaryn, A. Denissov, S. Titov, USA, Canada) High Frequency Ultrasonic Systems for High Resolution Ranging and Imaging (M. Vogt and H. Ermert; Germany)
4 Advanced Biomedical Applications Thickly Sectioned Melanoma Skin Tissues Examined by Mechanical Scanning Acoustic Reflection Microscopy (B. R. Tittmann, C. Miyasaka, E. Maeva, D. Shum; USA, Canada) New concept of pathology - mechanical properties provided by acoustic microscopy (Y. Saijo; Japan) Quantitative acoustic scanning microscopy of bone (P. Laugier, A. Saïed, M. Mouchet, K. Raum; France, Germany)
#5 Advanced Materials Applications Array imaging and defect characterization using post-processing approaches (B.W. Drinkwater, P.D. Wilcox, A. Velichko, UK) Quantitative Acoustic Microscopy based on array approach (S. Titov, R.G. Maev; Canada, Russia)
#6 Atomic Force Acoustic Microscopy Acoustically excited probe microscopy (G.A.D. Briggs, O.V. Kolosov, UK) Ultrasonic atomic force microscopy (K. Yamanaka and T. Tsuji; Japan) High-Resolution Acoustical Imaging Using Atomic Force Acoustic Microscopes (W. Arnold; Germany)