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An ultrasound research interface for a clinical system.

Authors
  • Brunke, Shelby S
  • Insana, Michael F
  • Dahl, Jeremy J
  • Hansen, Christian
  • Ashfaq, Mohammad
  • Ermert, Helmut
Type
Published Article
Journal
IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control
Publisher
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2007
Volume
54
Issue
1
Pages
198–210
Identifiers
PMID: 17225815
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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 B-mode receive aperture and color flow ensemble size. A third major capability is the ability to record and playback macro files. In this paper, we describe the URI and illustrate its use on three research examples: elastography, computed tomography, and spatial compounding.

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