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Publications* (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010)

2019

Kathryn Ozgun, Jaime Tierney and Brett Byram. (2019--online) "A Spatial Coherence Beamformer Design for Power Doppler Imaging." IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 1-13. (pdf)

Jaime Tierney, Jennifer Baker, Daniel Brown, D. Mitch Wilkes and Brett Byram. (2019--online) "Independent Component-Based Spatiotemporal Clutter Filtering for Slow Flow Ultrasound." IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 1-11. (pdf)

Kazuyuki Dei, Siegfried Schlunk and Brett Byram, (2019) "Computationally Efficient Implementation of Aperture Domain Model Image Reconstruction." IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, 66(10), 1546-1559. (pdf)

Jaime Tierney, Jennifer Baker, Anthony Borgmann, Daniel Brown and Brett Byram. (2019) "Non-contrast power Doppler ultrasound imaging for early assessment of trans-arterial chemoembolization of liver tumors." Nature Scientific Reports, 9, 13020, 1-12. (pdf)

Emelina Vienneau, Adam Luchies, Brett Byram. (2019) "An improved training scheme for deep neural network ultrasound beamforming." 2019 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), Glasgow, 1-3. (pdf)

Adam Luchies and Brett Byram. (2019) "Training improvements for ultrasound beamforming with deep neural networks." Physics in Medicine and Biology, 64(4), 1-15. (pdf)

Jaime Tierney, Kristy Walsh, Helen Griffith, Jennifer Baker, Daniel B. Brown and Brett Byram (2019). "Combining Slow Flow Techniques With Adaptive Demodulation for Improved Perfusion Ultrasound Imaging Without Contrast." IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, 66(5), 834-848. (pdf)

Tierney, J., Schlunk, S., Jones, R., George, M., Karve, P., Duddu, R., Byram, B., Hsi, R. (2019). In vitro feasibility of next generation non-linear beamforming ultrasound methods to characterize and size kidney stones. Urolithiasis, 47(181), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00240-018-1036-z. (pdf)

2018

Kazuyuki Dei, Jaime E. Tierney, Brett C. Byram. (2017). Model-based beamforming with plane wave synthesis in medical ultrasound in J. Med. Imag. 5(2).(pdf)

Hsi RS, Schlunk SG, Tierney JE, Dei K, Jones R, et al. (2018). Feasibility of non-linear beamforming ultrasound methods to characterize and size kidney stones. PLOS ONE 13(8): e0203138.(pdf)

Luchies, A., Byram, B. (In Press). Deep Neural Networks for Ultrasound Beamforming. IEEE Trans. Medical Imaging, --, 1-12.(pdf)

Kazuyuki Dei, Brett Byram. (2018). A Robust Method for Ultrasound Beamforming in the Presence of Off-Axis Clutter and Sound Speed Variation in Ultrasonics, 89, 34-45.(pdf)

2017

Tierney, J., Coolbaugh, C., Towse, T., Byram, B. (2017). Adaptive Clutter Demodulation for Non-Contrast Ultrasound Perfusion Imaging. IEEE Trans. Medical Imaging, 36(9), 1979-1991.(pdf)

Dei, K. Byram, B. (2017). The Impact of Model-based Clutter Suppression on Cluttered, Aberrated Wavefronts. IEEE Trans. on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, 64(10), 1450-1464.(pdf)

2016

Byram, B., Shu, J. (2016). Pseudononlinear ultrasound simulation approach for reverberation clutter. Journal of Medical Imaging, 3(4), 1-10.(pdf)

Dumont, D., Walsh, K., Byram, B. (2016). Improving Displacement Signal-to-Noise Ratio for Low-Signal Radiation Force Elasticity Imaging Using Bayesian Techniques. Ultrasound in medicine and Biology, 42(8), 1986-1997.(pdf)

Boronyak, S., Fredi, J., Young, M., Dumont, D., Williams, P., Byram, B., Merryman, W.D. (2016). Quantitative Imaging Assessment of an Alternative Approach to Surgical Mitral Valve Leaflet Resection: An Acute Porcine Study. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 44(7), 2240-2250.(pdf)

Dumont, D., Byram, B. (2016). Robust Tracking of Small Displacements with a Bayesian Estimator. IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, 63(1), 20-34.(pdf)

2015

Byram, B., Dei, K., Tierney, J., Dumont, D. (In press). A Model and Regularization Scheme for Ultrasonic Beamforming Clutter Reduction. IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, --, 1-18.(pdf)

Dumont, D., Byram, B. (In press). Robust Tracking of Small Displacements with a Bayesian Estimator. IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, --, 1-18.(pdf)

2014

Jakovljevic, M., Byram, B., Hyun, D., Dahl, J., Trahey, G. (2014). Short-lag spatial coherence imaging on matrix arrays, Part II: Phantom and in vivo experiments. IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, 61, 1113-1122.(pdf)

Byram, B., Jakovljevic, M. (2014). Ultrasonic Multipath and Beamforming Clutter Reduction: A Chirp Model Approach. IEEE Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, 61, 428-440. (pdf)

Byram, B., Han, K., van Assche, L. Wolf, P., Trahey, G. (2014). The Feasibility of Myocardial Infarct Visualization using Atrial Kick Induced Strain (AKIS) Contrast. Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology, 40, 1104-1117. (pdf)

2013

Bottenus, N., Byram, B., Dahl, J., Trahey, G. (2013). Synthetic Aperture Focusing for Short-Lag Spatial Coherence Imaging. IEEE Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, 60, 1816-1826. (pdf)

Wang, M., Byram, B., Palmeri, M., Rouze, N., Nightingale, K. (2013). Imaging Transverse Isotropic Properties of Muscle by Monitoring Acoustic Radiation Force Induced Shear Waves using a 2D Matrix Ultrasound Array. IEEE Trans. Medical Imaging, 32, 1671-1684. (pdf)

Rotemberg, V., Byram, B., Wang, M., Palmeri, M., Nightingale, K. (2013). Ultrasonic Characterization of the Nonlinear Properties of Canine Livers by Measuring Shear Wave Speed and Axial Strain with Increasing Venous Pressure. Journal of Biomechanics, 46, 1875-1881. (pdf)

Wang, M., Byram, B., Palmeri, M., Rouze, N., Nightingale, K. (2013). On the Precision of Time-of-Flight Shear Wave Speed Estimation in Homogeneous Soft Solids: Initial Results using a Matrix Array Transducer. IEEE Trans. Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, 60(4), 758-770. (pdf)

Byram, B.C., Trahey, G.E. & Palmeri M.L. (2013). Bayesian Speckle Tracking. Part II: Biased Ultrasound Displacement Estimation. IEEE Trans. Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, 60(1),144-157. (pdf)

Byram, B.C., Trahey, G.E. & Palmeri M.L. (2013). Bayesian Speckle Tracking. Part I: An Implementable Perturbation to the Likelihood Function for Ultrasound Displacement Estimation. IEEE Trans. Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, 60(1), 132-143. (pdf)

2012

Byram, B.C., Trahey, G.E. & Palmeri M.L. (2012). Effect of Prior Probability Quality on Biased Time-Delay Estimation. Ultrasonic Imaging, 34(2), 65-80. (pdf)

Byram, B., Trahey, G.E. & Jensen, J.A. (2012). A Method for Direct Localized Sound Speed Estimates Using Registered Virtual Detectors. Ultrasonic Imaging, 34(3), 159-180. (pdf

Bell, M.A.L, Byram, B.C., Harris, E.J., Evans, P. & Bamber J. (2012) In vivo liver tracking with a high volume rate 4D ultrasound scanner and a 2D matrix array probe. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 57(5), 1359-1374. (pdf)

Hsu, S.J., Byram, B.C., Bouchard, R.R. Dumont, D.M., Wolf, P.D. & Trahey, G.E. (2012). Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse Imaging of Mechanical Stiffness Propagation in Myocardial Tissue. Ultrasonic Imaging, 34(3), 142-168. (pdf)

2011

Lediju, M., Trahey, G.E., Byram, B.C. & Dahl, J.J. (2011). Short-lag spatial coherence of backscattered echoes: imaging characteristics. IEEE Trans. Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, & Frequency Control, 58(7), 1377-1388. (pdf)

Giannantonio, D.G., Dumont, D.M., Trahey, G.E. & Byram, B.C. (2011). Physiological Motion Filters for In Vivo Cardiac ARFI. Ultrasonic Imaging, 33(2), 89-108. (pdf)

2010

Byram, B., Holley, G., Giannantonio D., & Trahey, G.E. (2010). 3-D Phantom and In Vivo Cardiac Speckle Tracking using a Matrix Array and Raw Echo Data. IEEE Trans. Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, 57(4), 839-854. (pdf)

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