Ultrasound speckle detection using low order moments

Hassan Rivaz, Emad M. Boctor, Gabor Fichtinger

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

15 Scopus citations


Speckle detection is essential in many areas of quantitative ultrasound. In this work, speckle is characterized with R=SNR and S=skewness of the amplitude of the ultrasound signal data A. Different powers of A can be used to calculate R and S. Prager et al. [1] proposed a method for finding the optimum power value, which then was further scrutinized [2]. We propose using two different powers of A in R and S, and perform a large number of computer simulations to find these optimal values.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2006 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium
ISSN (Print)1051-0117

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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