Row-Column Addressed 2-D Array with a Double Curved Surface

Hamed Bouzari (Inventor), Simon Holbek (Inventor), Jørgen Arendt Jensen (Inventor), Thomas Lehrmann Christiansen (Inventor), Erik Vilain Thomsen (Inventor), Matthias Bo Stuart (Inventor)

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Abstract

A transducer array (302) for an ultrasound imaging system (300) includes a row-column addressed 2-D array of transducer elements (304). The row-column addressed 2-D includes a first array of 1-D arrays of elements, a second array of 1-D arrays of elements, which is orthogonal to the first array, and a double-curved surface (306). In another aspect, an apparatus includes a transducer array with an array-wise addressable 2-D array with a curved surface. The 2-D array includes a set of 1-D column array elements and a set of 1-D row array elements. The apparatus further includes transmit circuitry (308) that conveys an excitation pulse to the transducer array, receive circuitry (308) that receives a signal indicative of an ultrasound echo from the transducer array, and a beamformer (314) that processes the received signal, generating ultrasound image data.

Original languageEnglish
IPCG10K 11/ 32 A I
Patent numberWO2017212313
Filing date08/06/2016
CountryUnited States
Priority date08/06/2016
Priority numberWO2016IB53367
Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2017

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Also published as: EP3469396A1; WO2017212313A1; US2019302256A1

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