Diffraction tomography using beam waves: Z-average reconstruction

Z. Q. lu, M. Kaveh, R. K. Mueller

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This paper discusses the problem of diffraction tomography, when a general bean wave is used as the excitation and the three-dimensional structure of the object is considered. The special case of a zero-order beam wave with measurements of the average of the scattered field in the z direction is detailed. It is shown that in this case a reconstruction algorithm identical to the two-dimensional geometry yields a z-averaged tomogram of the inhomogeneity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-102
Number of pages8
JournalUltrasonic Imaging
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1984

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was carried out while Z. Q. Lu was a visiting scholar at the University of Minnesota. The work of M. Kaveh and R. K. Mueller was supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant #ECS-7926008.


  • Beam wave
  • Born transformation
  • Rytov transformation
  • diffraction tomography
  • frequency domain reconstruction


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