Perpendicular ultrasound velocity measurement by 2D cross-correlation of RF-data. Part A: validation in a straight tube

Bart Beulen, N. Bijnens, M.C.M. Rutten, P.J. Brands, F.N. Vosse, van de

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Abstract

An ultrasound velocity assessment technique was validated, which allows the estimation of velocity components perpendicular to the ultrasound beam, using a commercially available ultrasound scanner equipped with a linear array probe. This enables the simultaneous measurement of axial blood velocity and vessel wall position, rendering a viable and accurate flow assessment. The validation was performed by comparing axial velocity profiles as measured in an experimental setup to analytical and computational fluid dynamics calculations. Physiologically relevant pulsating flows were considered, employing a blood analog fluid, which mimics both the acoustic and rheological properties of blood. In the core region (|r|/a <0.9), an accuracy of 3 cm s-1 was reached. For an accurate estimation of flow, no averaging in time was required, making a beat to beat analysis of pulsating flows possible.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1177-1186
JournalExperiments in Fluids
Volume49
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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