Ultrasound Imaging Transducer Array with Integrated Apodization

Thomas Lehmann Christiansen (Inventor), Morten Fischer Rasmussen (Inventor), Erik Vilain Thomsen (Inventor), Jørgen Arendt Jensen (Inventor)

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Abstract

A transducer array (802) includes at least one ID array of transducing elements (804). The at least one ID array of transducing elements includes a plurality of transducing elements (904). A first of the plurality of transducing elements has a first apodization and a second of the plurality of transducing elements has a second apodization. The first apodization and the second apodization are different. The transducer array further includes at least one electrically conductive element (910) in electrical communication with each of the plurality of transducing elements. The transducer array further includes at least one electrical contact (906) in electrical communication with the at least one electrically conductive element. The at least one electrical contact concurrently addresses the plurality of transducing elements through the at least one electrically conductive element.

Original languageEnglish
IPCG10K 11/ 34 A I
Patent numberWO2015092458
Filing date19/12/2013
CountryUnited States
Priority date19/12/2013
Priority numberWO2013IB02838
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2015

Bibliographical note

Published as: CN105916599A; CN105916599B; EP3083083A1; EP3083083B1; WO2015092458A1; US2017003384A1; US10330781B2; US2019265344A1

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Christiansen, T. L., Rasmussen, M. F., Thomsen, E. V., & Jensen, J. A. (2015). IPC No. G10K 11/ 34 A I. Ultrasound Imaging Transducer Array with Integrated Apodization. (Patent No. WO2015092458).