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Ultrasound-Mediated Imaging of Soft Materials

Professor Ram Mohan Vasu, Professor Debasish Roy


Ultrasound-mediated imaging in scattering media has deeper roots than hitherto imagined, roots in condensed matter physics. Vasu and Roy discuss this in order to establish a firm connection between measurement and a host of parameters in the medium, mechanical and optical. These connections are verified through the recovery of parameters using simulations and experiments. Explaining their research, inter alia, the authors explore problems such as noise-assisted small-signal amplification, stochastic search schemes for optimization and anisotropic particle diffusion. For graduates and researchers in the field, this book will highlight key features of the developing science and will enable practitioners to adopt the simulation algorithms and experimental modalities presented.

About Editors

Ram Mohan Vasu completed a PhD in physics from Aston University in Birmingham. Following this he was a Professor at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore between 2007–2016. His research interests focus predominantly on imaging and signal processing with special emphasis on optics and tomography.

Debasish Roy obtained his PhD from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore and followed this with postdoctoral research at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. His areas of research include computational mechanics of non-classical continua, stochastic dynamical systems and optimization, and inverse problems. He has published numerous works on these topics, and he is currently a Professor at the computational mechanics laboratory at the IISc.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Introduction

Chapter 2 - Localized Measurement of Dynamics and Mechanical Properties

Chapter 3 - Mechanical Property Distribution from Optical Measurement of Resonant Ultrasound Spectrum

Chapter 4 - Quantitative Vibro-Acoustography from Measurement of Modal Frequencies: Characterisation of Isotropic and Orthotropic Tissue-Like Objects

Chapter 5 - Light Diffusion from Non-Spherical Particles: Rotational Diffusion Micro-Rheology using Ultrasound-Assisted Diffusing-Wave Spectroscopy

Chapter 6 – Concluding Remarks

Appendix A

Appendix B


Hardback ISBN: 9780750317481

Ebook ISBN: 9780750317504

DOI: 10.1088/2053-2563/aae893

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing

Series: IOP Series in Advances in Optics, Photonics and Optoelectronics


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