Ultrasound thermography: A new temperature reconstruction model and in vivo results

Mahdi Bayat, John R. Ballard, Emad S. Ebbini

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The recursive echo strain filter (RESF) model is presented as a new echo shift-based ultrasound temperature estimation model. The model is shown to have an infinite impulse response (IIR) filter realization of a differentitor-integrator operator. This model is then used for tracking sub-therapeutic temperature changes due to high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) shots in the hind limb of the Copenhagen rats in vivo. In addition to the reconstruction filter, a motion compensation method is presented which takes advantage of the deformation field outside the region of interest to correct the motion errors during temperature tracking. The combination of the RESF model and motion compensation algorithm is shown to greatly enhance the accuracy of the in vivo temperature estimation using ultrasound echo shifts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings from the 14th International Symposium on Therapeutic Ultrasound, ISTU 2014
EditorsJ. Brian Fowlkes, Vasant A. Salgaonkar
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735414891
StatePublished - Mar 17 2017
Event14th International Symposium on Therapeutic Ultrasound, ISTU 2014 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Apr 2 2014Apr 5 2014

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Other14th International Symposium on Therapeutic Ultrasound, ISTU 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work supported in part by Grant NIBIB 009750 from the National Institutes of Health and in part by a Minnesota Futures grant from the office of vice president for research of University of Minnesota. The authors would like to thank Dr. Dalong Liu for his efforts in the development of the integrated imaging and therapy system, Dr. Jeungh-wan Choi and Prof. John Bischof for helping with the animal study and Dr. Andrew J. Casper and Alyona Haritonova for help during the experiment and discussions.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017 Author(s).


  • Ultrasound thermography
  • adaptive motion compensation
  • speckle tracking


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