Parallel Computing in Time-Frequency Distributions for Doppler Ultrasound Blood Flow Instrumentation

  • F. García-Nocetti F Departamento de Ingeniería de Sistemas Computacionales y Automatización, IIMAS,UNAM, Apdo. Postal 20-726. Del. A.Obregón, México D.F., 01000, México.
  • J. Solano González Departamento de Ingeniería de Sistemas Computacionales y Automatización, IIMAS,UNAM, Apdo. Postal 20-726. Del. A.Obregón, México D.F., 01000, México.
  • E. Rubio Acosta Departamento de Ingeniería de Sistemas Computacionales y Automatización, IIMAS,UNAM, Apdo. Postal 20-726. Del. A.Obregón, México D.F., 01000, México.
  • E. Moreno Hernández Departamento de Ingeniería de Sistemas Computacionales y Automatización, IIMAS,UNAM, Apdo. Postal 20-726. Del. A.Obregón, México D.F., 01000, México.

Resumen

 
Doppler blood flow spectral estimation is a technique for non-invasive cardiovascular disease detection. Blood flow velocity and disturbance may be determined by measuring the spectral mean frequency and bandwidth respectively. Typical methods for spectral estimation utilize Fourier Transform-based algorithms to estimate the spectral response of a signal. This current practice suffers from poor frequency resolution when estimating non-stationary signals. The work presented here describes some alternative methods based on time-frequency distributions from a Cohen´s class point of view. Four distribution cases are evaluated: Wigner Ville, Choi Williams, Bessel and Born Jordan. A discrete distribution is formulated for each case and a criterion for determining the interaction between the spectral components of the signal is also given. Simplified discretized expressions for the implementation of distributions are formulated, these leading to a reduction of the computations realized when comparing to original definitions. A general parallel approach for the computation of the distributions is proposed, implemented and assessed using a parallel DSP-based system. Results are applied to the development of a real-time spectrum analyzer for Doppler blood flow instrumentation.
Publicado
2001-03-21
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GARCÍA-NOCETTI F, F. et al. Parallel Computing in Time-Frequency Distributions for Doppler Ultrasound Blood Flow Instrumentation. Revista Mexicana de Ingeniería Biomédica, [S.l.], v. 22, n. 1, p. 8, mar. 2001. ISSN 2395-9126. Disponible en: <http://rmib.mx/index.php/rmib/article/view/418>. Fecha de acceso: 17 ene. 2020
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