Center for Fast Ultrasound Imaging

  • Jensen, Jørgen Arendt (Project Manager)
  • Munk, Peter (Project Participant)
  • Schlaikjer, Malene (Project Participant)
  • Misaridis, Athanasios (Project Participant)
  • Nikolov, Svetoslav (Project Participant)
  • Pedersen, Henrik Møller (Project Participant)

    Project Details

    Description

    Center for Fast Ultrasound Imaging is a collaboration between the
    Department of Information Technology at the Technical University
    of Denmark, Herlev University Hospital, Gentofte University Hospital, the
    manufacturer B&K Ultrasound Systems A/S, and the consulting company
    I/O Consulting A/S. The center will investigate methods for making fast
    ultrasound images using parallel beam forming and coded signals and using
    these techniques for creating better flow images using adaptive signal
    processing. The various techniques will be tested clinically during
    the centers four years of existence from January 1, 1998 to
    December 31, 2001.
    The purpose of the center is to devise and implement new methods for
    performing ultrasound imaging for visualizing the anatomy and the human
    blood flow and to evaluate the methods clinically. Current ultrasound
    systems use a single short pulse and sequential scanning in the different
    imaging directions to obtain an image. This limits the number of images per
    second, the attainable signal-to-noise ratio, and the resolution, thus
    implicating the attainable image quality. Much can be gained by using
    modern digital signal processing in combination with advanced ultrasound
    pulsing and reconstruction. The main goal is to develop new scanning schemes
    that make it possible to perform faster imaging with a better quality,
    improve the accuracy and eliminate errors in current flow images, and
    potentially expand the current possibilities into three dimensional
    real time scanning. This opens the opportunity of three dimensional
    flow imaging with a correct visualization of the velocity vectors in
    e.g. the human heart.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date01/01/199831/12/2001

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