The Ultrasound File Format (UFF) - First draft

Olivier Bernard, David Bradway, Hendrik H.G. Hansen, Pieter Kruizinga, Arun Nair, Dimitris Perdios, Stefano Ricci, Ole Marius Hoel Rindal, Alfonso Rodriguez-Molares, Matthias Bo Stuart, Pedro Filipe Viseu Dos Santos

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The lack of a standard format for storing ultrasound research data is hindering our ability to share and compare research results. This is slowing down the progress in our field, making it difficult to assess the relevance of new techniques. In October 2017 the Ultrasound File Format (UFF) initiative was formed with the aim of defining such a standard, with the support of eleven research groups. Here we present some of the components of the first draft of the UFF format.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2018 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium
Number of pages4
Publication date2018
ISBN (Print)9781538634257
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event2018 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium - Portopia Hotel, Kobe, Japan
Duration: 22 Oct 201825 Oct 2018


Conference2018 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium
LocationPortopia Hotel
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  • Ultrasound
  • File format
  • Channel data
  • Data Sharing
  • Research data
  • Data reuse

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