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Chen, C. (author), Chen, Z. (author), Bera, Deep (author), Noothout, E.C. (author), Chang, Z.Y. (author), Tan, M. (author), Vos, H.J. (author), Bosch, Johan G. (author), Verweij, M.D. (author), de Jong, N. (author), Pertijs, M.A.P. (author)
This paper presents a front-end application-specified integrated circuit (ASIC) integrated with a 2-D PZT matrix transducer that enables in-probe digitization with acceptable power dissipation for the next-generation endoscopic and catheter-based 3-D ultrasound imaging systems. To achieve power-efficient massively parallel analog-to-digital...
journal article 2018
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Bera, D. (author), Van Den Adel, Franc (author), Radeljic-Jakic, Nikola (author), Lippe, Boris (author), Soozande, M. (author), Pertijs, M.A.P. (author), Verweij, M.D. (author), Kruizinga, P. (author), Daeichin, V. (author), Vos, H.J. (author), van der Steen, A.F.W. (author), Bosch, Johan G. (author), de Jong, N. (author)
We describe a 3-D multiline parallel beamforming scheme for real-time volumetric ultrasound imaging using a prototype matrix transesophageal echocardiography probe with diagonally diced elements and separated transmit and receive arrays. The elements in the smaller rectangular transmit array are directly wired to the ultrasound system. The...
journal article 2018
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Fool, F. (author), de Wit, J. (author), Vos, H.J. (author), Bera, D. (author), de Jong, N. (author), Verweij, M.D. (author)
The huge amount of data that needs to be transferred between probe and imaging system becomes a major issue when the data transfer capacity is limited, e.g. in handheld systems, wireless probes and miniaturized probes. The amount of data can be significantly reduced by using two-stage beamforming. The first stage consists of a fixed focus...
conference paper 2018
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Kang, E. (author), Ding, Q. (author), Shabanimotlagh, M. (author), Kruizinga, P. (author), Chang, Z.Y. (author), Noothout, E.C. (author), Vos, H.J. (author), Bosch, J.W. (author), Verweij, M.D. (author), de Jong, N. (author), Pertijs, M.A.P. (author)
This paper presents an ultrasound transceiver application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) designed for 3-D ultrasonic imaging of the carotid artery. This application calls for an array of thousands of ultrasonic transducer elements, far exceeding the number of channels of conventional imaging systems. The 3.6 x 6.8 mm² ASIC...
journal article 2018
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Bera, D. (author), Raghunathan, S.B. (author), Chen, C. (author), Chen, Z. (author), Pertijs, M.A.P. (author), Verweij, M.D. (author), Daeichin, V. (author), Vos, H.J. (author), van der Steen, A.F.W. (author), de Jong, N. (author), Bosch, J.G. (author)
Until now, no matrix transducer has been realized for 3D transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) in pediatric patients. In 3D TEE with a matrix transducer, the biggest challenges are to connect a large number of elements to a standard ultrasound system, and to achieve a high volume rate (>200 Hz). To address these issues, we have recently...
journal article 2018
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Daeichin, V. (author), Bera, D. (author), Raghunathan, S.B. (author), Shabanimotlagh, M. (author), Chen, Z. (author), Chen, C. (author), Noothout, E.C. (author), Vos, H.J. (author), Pertijs, M.A.P. (author), de Jong, N. (author), Verweij, M.D. (author), More Authors (author)
This paper presents the design, fabrication and characterization of a miniature PZT-on-CMOS matrix transducer for real-time pediatric 3-dimensional (3D) transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). This 3D TEE probe consists of a 32 × 32 array of PZT elements integrated on top of an Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC). We propose a...
journal article 2018
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Chen, C. (author), Chen, Z. (author), Bera, Deep (author), Raghunathan, S.B. (author), Shabanimotlagh, M. (author), Noothout, E.C. (author), Chang, Z.Y. (author), Ponte, Jacco (author), Prins, Christian (author), Vos, H.J. (author), Bosch, J.G. (author), Verweij, M.D. (author), de Jong, N. (author), Pertijs, M.A.P. (author)
ASIC, implemented...
journal article 2017
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Peruzzini, D. (author), Viti, J. (author), Tortoli, P. (author), Verweij, M.D. (author), De Jong, N. (author), Vos, H.J. (author)
Currently, in medical ultrasound contrast agent (UCA) imaging the second harmonic scattering of the microbubbles is regularly used. This scattering is in competition with the signal that is caused by nonlinear wave propagation in tissue. It was reported that UCA imaging based on the third or higher harmonics, i.e. “superharmonic” imaging, shows...
conference paper 2015
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Camfferman, F.A. (author), Ecury-Goossen, G.M. (author), La Roche, J.E. (author), De Jong, N. (author), Van 't Leven, W. (author), Vos, H.J. (author), Verweij, M.D. (author), Nasserinejad, K. (author), Cools, F. (author), Govaert, P. (author), Dudink, J. (author)
Introduction: Preterm infants are born during critical stages of brain development, in which the adaptive capacity of the fetus to extra-uterine environment is limited. Inadequate brain perfusion has been directly linked to preterm brain damage. Advanced high-frequency ultrasound probes and processing algorithms allow visualization of...
journal article 2015
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