An ultrasound research interface for a clinical system

Mohammad Ashfaq, Shelby S. Brunke, Jeremy J. Dahl, Helmut Ermert, Christian Hansen, Michael F. Insana

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Under a contract with the National Cancer Institute, we have developed a research interface to an ultrasound system. This ultrasound research interface (URI) is an optional feature providing several basic capabilities not normally available on a clinical scanner. The URI can store high-quality beamformed radio-frequency data to file for off-line processing. Also, through an integrated user interface, the user is provided additional control over the Bmode receive aperture and color flow ensemble size. A third major capability is the ability to record and playback macro flies. In this paper, we describe the URI and illustrate its use on three research examples: elastography, computed tomography, and spatial compounding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1759-1770
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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