Real-Time 2-D Coherent Multi-Transducer Ultrasound Imaging in Vivo

Daniele Mazierli*, Alessandro Ramalli*, Alessandro Dallai*, Emily Skelton, Joseph V. Hajnal, Piero Tortoli*, Laura Peralta

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Abstract

The field of view and resolution of ultrasound scanners are known to be limited by the probe aperture. Coherent multi-transducer ultrasound (CoMTUS) imaging has been proposed to create an extended aperture using multiple probes. Due to the computational load required to beamform and compound all the received data, the algorithm has been so far limited to offline operation. In this work, we present the first real-time CoMTUS implementation based on two ULA-OP 256 scanners connected to two 144-element linear arrays and a single personal computer. This imaging system was tested on a healthy volunteer at frame rates up to 20 Hz.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIUS 2023 - IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9798350346459
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event2023 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2023 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 3 Sept 20238 Sept 2023

Publication series

NameIEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS
ISSN (Print)1948-5719
ISSN (Electronic)1948-5727

Conference

Conference2023 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2023
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityMontreal
Period3/09/20238/09/2023

Keywords

  • beamforming
  • CoMTUS
  • extended aperture
  • multi-transducer
  • plane wave
  • Real-time imaging
  • ULA-OP 256

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