Modeling of wave propagation for medical ultrasound: A review

Juanjuan Gu, Yun Jing

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Numerical modeling of medical ultrasound has advanced tremendously in the past two decades. This opens up a great number of opportunities for medical ultrasound and associated technologies. Numerous new governing equations and algorithms have emerged and been applied to studying various medical ultrasound applications, including ultrasound imaging, photo-acoustic imaging, and therapeutic ultrasound. In addition, thanks to the rapid development of computers, modeling acoustic wave propagation in three-dimensional, large-scale domains has become a reality. This article will provide an indepth literature and technical review of recent progress on numerical modeling of medical ultrasound. Future challenges will also be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7321705
Pages (from-to)1979-1993
Number of pages15
JournalIEEE transactions on ultrasonics, ferroelectrics, and frequency control
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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