Experimental 3-D Vector Velocity Estimation with Row-Column Addressed Arrays

Simon Holbek, Matthias Bo Stuart, Jørgen Arendt Jensen

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Experimental 3-D vector flow estimates obtained with a 62+62 2-D row-column (RC) array with integrated
apodization are presented. A transverse oscillation (TO) velocity estimator is implemented on a 3.0 MHz RC array, to yield realtime 3-D vector flow in a cross-sectional scan plane at 750 frames per second. The method is validated in a straight-vessel phantom (Ø = 8 mm) connected to a flow pump capable of generating timevarying carotid waveforms. The out-of-plane velocity component perpendicular to the cross section of the vessel and the crosssectional area is used to estimate volumetric flow rates. The flow
rate measured from five cycles is 2.3 mL/stroke ± 0.1 mL/stroke giving a negative 9.7% bias compared to the pump settings. It is concluded that 124 elements are sufficient to estimate 3-D vector flow, if they are positioned in a row-column wise manner.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium
Number of pages4
Publication date2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event2016 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium - Convention Center Vinci Tours, Tours, France
Duration: 18 Sept 201621 Sept 2016


Conference2016 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium
LocationConvention Center Vinci Tours
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