The second E. C. Workshop on Ultrasonic Tissue Characterization was organized for the assessment of research goals and plans as the basis to a grant proposal for a "Concerted Action" which will be forwarded to the European Commission. It should, therefore, not only be considered as a work in progress exhibition which succeeded the former activities within the E. C. (Inventory on Tissue Characterization in Europe and first Workshop). The Steering Group invited a 1 imited group of Institutes to send its group leader and a research fel low in the entitled field, who should expose the overall research program, as wei 1 as the more specific work on tissue characterization by RF signal analysis and spectroscopy. The ultimate goal of the Workshop has been the formulation of schemes of interaction among the Institutes and individuals and the definition of cooperative research programs. The remainder of the groups and some of the groups present are working in the field of analysis and processing of cl inical A- and B-mode echograms (i. e. video signals). Because this work is more closely related to the cl inical diagnostics it was decided that for that reason no preparatory workshop was needed. In the final proposal for the Concerted Action this work wi 1 1 get ample attention. Although not many clinicians were present, their positive interest in the sophisticated analysis techniques and their contribution to the dis cussions again have been a most valuable and stimulating experience.
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Table of ContentsConcise Report of the Workshop/.- Transmission and Reflection Techniques for Attenuation Measurements in Tissue Characterization.- Discussion.- Ultrasonic Quantitative Imaging with a Ring Array for Breast Examination.- Review and Perspective of Biological Tissue Characterization.- Discussion/.- A Review of Instruments and Procedures Developed at the Technical University of Denmark for the Study of Ultrasonic Tissue Charaterization.- On the Use of the Second-Order Acoustic Nonlinearity Parameter B/A for Ultrasonic Tissue Characterization.- Discussion.- Computer-Aided Tissue Characterization for Human Eye.- Discussion.- Estimation for the Acoustic Attenuation of Intraocular Tumours in vivo.- Discussion.- Activities on Acoustic Impedance Tomography at L.M.A..- Discussion.- Tissue Characterization in Ophthalmology.- Discussion.- Synthetic Focussing in Medical Ultrasound.- Discussion.- Status of Tissue Characterization Work at the Institute of Cancer Research and Royal Marsden Hospital.- Clinical Implementation of Ultrasonic Tissue Characterization at the Royal Marsden Hospital.- Discussion.- Spectral Analysis for Tissue Characterization.- Discussion.- Ultrasonic Characterization of Atherosclerosis: In vitro Findings and Perspectives for in vivo Applications.- Discussion.- Ultrasonic Tissue Characterization by Texture Analysis.- Discussion.- Ultrasonic Tissue Differentiation in Ophthalmology.- Discussion.- Survey of Ultrasound Work at Ispra.