A hybrid one-step inversion method for shear modulus imaging using time-harmonic vibrations

Tae Hwi Lee, Chi Young Ahn, Oh In Kwon, Jin Keun Seo

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We propose a hybrid inversion method for imaging the shear modulus μ in tissue-like subjects using internal measurement of the displacement u induced by an external low-frequency mechanical vibrations made on the boundary of the subject. The proposed method is designed to provide high-resolution imaging in a heterogeneous subject, with no need for an iterative procedure, and deal with the intrinsically noisy displacement data. We recover the shear modulus μ by decomposing it into two components: one is for capturing the main feature of μ using a relatively noise-insensitive inversion method, and the other is to correct the residual caused by the quantity Δμ × Δμ. Numerical simulations show that the proposed method significantly improves reconstructions without requiring boundary conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number085014
JournalInverse Problems
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Signal Processing
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics

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