Patent Number: 6,309,357

Title: Medical diagnostic ultrasound system and method for improved flow or movement detection with multiple clutter filters

Abstract: A method and system for flow or movement detection is provided. More than one clutter filter is used. Each clutter filter's magnitude versus frequency response is optimized differently. Estimates of the flow or movement are generated from the data output by each of the clutter filters. Using selection or combination of the resulting estimates, the best attributes of each filter are used for imaging.

Inventors: Guracar; Ismayil M. (Redwood City, CA), Phillips; Patrick J. (Sunnyvale, CA)

Assignee: Acuson Corporation

International Classification: G01S 15/89 (20060101); G01S 15/00 (20060101); G01S 7/52 (20060101); A61B 8/08 (20060101); A61B 8/06 (20060101); A61B 008/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018