New vibration pulses are proposed to increase the power of shear waves induced by ultrasound radiation force in a tissue region with a preferred spectral distribution. The new pulses are sparsely sampled from an orthogonal frequency wave composed of several sinusoidal signals. Those sinusoidal signals have different frequencies and are orthogonal to each other. The phase and amplitude of each sinusoidal signal are adjusted to control the shape of the orthogonal frequency wave. Amplitude of the sinusoidal signal is increased as its frequency increases to compensate for higher loss at higher frequency in the tissue region. The new vibration pulses and detection pulses can be interleaved for array transducer applications. The experimental results show that the new vibration pulses significantly increases induced tissue vibration with the same peak ultrasound intensity, compared with the binary vibration pulses.

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