The influence of speckle statistics on contrast metrics in ultrasound imaging
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Original versionProceedings - IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium. 2017, 1-4. 10.1109/ULTSYM.2017.8091875
Adaptive beamformers aim for improved resolution and contrast in the ultrasound images, and their performance is typically benchmarked using metrics such as contrast ratio (CR) and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR). Using synthetic aperture Field II simulations, we show that certain beamformers alter speckle statistics and that this opens up for cherry picking of contrast metrics.