Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2000;108:441. DOI:10.1121/1.429477
Spatial planar projection techniques propagate field measurements from a single plane in front of a transmitter to arbitrary new planes closer to or further away from the source. A linear wave vector frequency-domain projection algorithm is applied to the acoustic fields measured from several focused transducer arrays designed for ultrasound therapy. A polyvinylidene difluoride hydrophone is first scanned in a water tank over a plane using a three-dimensional positioning system to measure the complex pressure field as a function of position. The field is then projected to a series of new planes using the algorithm. Results of the projected fields are compared with direct measurements taken at corresponding distances. Excellent correlation is found between the projected and measured data. The method is shown to be accurate for use with phase-controlled field patterns, providing a rapid and accurate method for obtaining field information over a large spatial volume. This method can significantly simplify the characterization procedure required for phased-array application used for therapy. Most significantly, the wavefront propagated back to a phased array can be used to predict the field produced by different phase and amplitude settings of the array elements. A field back-projected to the source could be used as an improved source function in acoustic modeling.
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Clinic Ultrasound Laboratory (クレメント超音波研究室)
Cleveland Clinic (クリーブランド・クリニック),
Lerner Research Institute
Case Western Reserve University