On Wednesday, March 6, 2024, the College of Electronics Engineering at the University of Nineveh discussed the master’s thesis titled “Coherence-Based Discrimination of Imaging Regions for Improving Imaging Quality in Ultrafast Imaging” by student Shahad Abdul Salam Zanoon.

The thesis focused on digital signal processing in the field of ultrafast ultrasound imaging. It aimed to propose a beamforming method to enhance imaging quality by adaptively using two factors as signal detection tools for different regions in the image.

Results from applying the proposed method on laboratory datasets and simulation data using MATLAB showed its superiority in improving speckle preservation with a 52% increase in accuracy compared to a previous method. Additionally, the proposed method provided excellent contrast compared to other implemented techniques while maintaining tissue homogeneity.

Two scientific papers were published based on the thesis results. The first was published in the “Journal of Biomedical Photonics & Engineering,” affiliated with Samara University, ranked 98th globally by Times Higher Education (THE). The second paper was published in the “Muthanna Journal of Engineering and Technology (MJET).”

The examination committee comprised:

  1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Younis Mahmoud Aboush (University of Nineveh, College of Electronics Engineering – Chairman)
  2. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Basma Mohammed Kamal (Northern Technical University, College of Engineering Technology-Mosul – Member)
  3. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Safwan Hafidh Younis (University of Mosul, College of Electronics Engineering – Member)
  4. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Mahmoud (University of Nineveh, College of Electronics Engineering – Member and Supervisor)
  5. Mrs. Zainab Rami Saleh (University of Nineveh, College of Electronics Engineering – Member and Supervisor).

Wishing the researcher continued success and prosperity.