3-d flow estimation using row-column addressed transducer arrays

Thomas Lehrmann Christiansen (Inventor), Morten Fischer Rasmussen (Inventor), Simon Holbek (Inventor), Erik Vilain Thomsen (Inventor), Jørgen Arendt Jensen (Inventor)

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Abstract

An ultrasound system includes a 2-D transducer array and a velocity processor. The 2-D transducer array includes a first 1-D array of one or more rows of transducing elements configured to produce first ultrasound data. The 2-D transducer array further includes a second 1-D array of one or more columns of transducing elements configured to produce second ultrasound data. The first and second 1-D arrays are configured for row-column addressing. The velocity processor processes the first and the second ultrasound data, producing 3-D vector flow data. The 3-D vector flow data includes an axial component, a first lateral component transverse to the axial component, and a second lateral component transverse to the axial component and the first lateral component.

Original languageEnglish
IPCA61B 8/ 14 A I
Patent numberUS2016206285
Filing date19/01/2015
CountryUnited States
Priority date19/01/2015
Priority numberUS201514599857
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2016

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Also published as: US2016206285A1;US9855022B2

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