Methods for forward and inverse scattering in ultrasound tomography

Roberto J. Lavarello, Andrew J. Hesford

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Ultrasonic computed tomography (UCT) is a potentially useful technique that has been explored for decades in the context of medical imaging. UCT can provide quantitative images of acoustical parameters such as speed of sound, attenuation, and density from measurements of pressure fields. Throughout the years, several algorithms that rely on different wave propagation models have been developed. In this chapter, the fundamentals of forward and inverse solvers for ultrasonic tomography will be described.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQuantitative Ultrasound in Soft Tissues
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages50
ISBN (Electronic)9789400769526
ISBN (Print)9789400769519
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013


  • Diffraction tomography
  • Inverse scattering
  • Ray-based tomography
  • Ultrasonic tomography


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