This flowchart shows how MUST functions should typically be used:
WHAT’S INSIDE MUST?
The theory in MUST has been presented here and there, during IUS short courses and a TUFFC international school, or in some articles (list below). A theoretical paper (to be submitted; arXiv:2102.02738, 2021) describes the simulator (PFIELD and SIMUS). PFIELD and SIMUS use the linear acoustic equations in the Fourier domain, with far-field and paraxial approximations.
If you enjoy the MUST toolbox and its simulator SIMUS, please consider citing the following articles:
- Porée J, Posada D, Hodzic A, Tournoux F, Cloutier G, Garcia D.
High-frame-rate echocardiography using coherent compounding with Doppler-based motion-compensation.
IEEE Trans Med Imaging, 2016;35:1647-1657.
(the supplemental content explains how PFIELD works for a 2-D space, PDF)
- Shahriari S, Garcia D.
Meshfree simulations of ultrasound vector flow imaging using smoothed particle hydrodynamics. Phys Med Biol, 2018;63:205011.
(the very first paper that uses SIMUS; briefly explains how SIMUS works in 2-D, PDF)
- Madiena C, Faurie J, Porée J, Garcia D.
Color and vector flow imaging in parallel ultrasound with sub-Nyquist sampling. IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control, 2018;65:795-802.
(on color Doppler and vector Doppler, PDF)
- Perrot V, Polichetti M, Varray F, Garcia D.
So you think you can DAS? A viewpoint on delay-and-sum beamforming. Ultrasonics, 2021;111:106309.
(a short history of nearly everything about DAS, PDF)
- Garcia D.
SIMUS: an open-source simulator for ultrasound imaging. Part I: theory & examples. arXiv:2102.02738, 2021.
(the theory of PFIELD and SIMUS, PDF)