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Saccher, M. (author), Kawasaki, S. (author), Klootwijk, Johan (author), van Schaijk, Rob (author), Dekker, R. (author)
Recently, the applications of ultrasound transducers expanded from high-end diagnostic tools to point of care diagnostic devices and wireless power receivers for implantable devices. These new applications additionally require that the transducer technology must comply to biocompatibility and manufacturing scalability. In this respect,...
journal article 2023
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Zangabad, Reza Pakdaman (author), Li, H. (author), Kouijzer, Joop J.P. (author), Langeveld, Simone A.G. (author), Beekers, Ines (author), Verweij, M.A. (author), de Jong, N. (author), Kooiman, Klazina (author)
Understanding and controlling the ultrasound contrast agent (UCA)'s response to an applied ultrasound pressure field are crucial when investigating ultrasound imaging sequences and therapeutic applications. The magnitude and frequency of the applied ultrasonic pressure waves affect the oscillatory response of the UCA. Therefore, it is...
journal article 2023
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Rivandi, H. (author), Lopes Marta da Costa, T.M. (author)
Ultrasound (US) neuromodulation and ultrasonic power transfer to implanted devices demand novel ultrasound transmitters capable of steering focused ultrasound waves in 3D with high spatial resolution and US pressure, while having a miniaturized form factor. Meeting these requirements needs a 2D array of ultrasound transducers directly...
journal article 2023
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van der Meulen, P.Q. (author), Coutino, Mario (author), Bosch, Johannes G. (author), Kruizinga, P. (author), Leus, G.J.T. (author)
We consider the scenario of finding the transfer function of an aberrating layer in front of a receiving ultrasound (US) array, assuming a separate non-aberrated transmit source. We propose a method for blindly estimating this transfer function without exact knowledge of the ultrasound sources or acoustic contrast image, and without directly...
journal article 2023
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Hopf, Y.M. (author), Ossenkoppele, Boudewine W. (author), Soozande, Mehdi (author), Noothout, E.C. (author), Chang, Z.Y. (author), Chen, Chao (author), Vos, H.J. (author), Bosch, Johan G. (author), Verweij, M.D. (author), de Jong, N. (author), Pertijs, M.A.P. (author)
In this article, an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) for 3-D, high-frame-rate ultrasound imaging probes is presented. The design is the first to combine element-level, high-voltage (HV) transmitters and analog front-ends, subarray beamforming, and in-probe digitization in a scalable fashion for catheter-based probes. The...
journal article 2022
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Guo, P. (author), Chang, Z.Y. (author), Noothout, E.C. (author), Vos, H.J. (author), Bosch, Johan G. (author), de Jong, N. (author), Verweij, M.D. (author), Pertijs, M.A.P. (author)
This article presents a compact analog front-end (AFE) circuit for ultrasound receivers with linear-in-dB continuous gain control for time-gain compensation (TGC). The AFE consists of two variable-gain stages, both of which employ a novel complementary current-steering network (CCSN) as the interpolator to realize continuously variable gain....
journal article 2022
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Mozaffarzadeh, M. (author), Verschuur, D.J. (author), Verweij, M.D. (author), Daeichin, V. (author), de Jong, N. (author), Renaud, G.G.J. (author)
Transcranial ultrasound imaging (TUI) is a diagnostic modality with numerous applications, but unfortunately, it is hindered by phase aberration caused by the skull. In this article, we propose to reconstruct a transcranial B-mode image with a refraction-corrected synthetic aperture imaging (SAI) scheme. First, the compressional sound...
journal article 2022
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Wahyulaksana, G. (author), Wei, Luxi (author), Schoormans, Jasper (author), Voorneveld, J.D. (author), van der Steen, A.F.W. (author), de Jong, N. (author), Vos, H.J. (author)
Suppressing tissue clutter is an essential step in blood flow estimation and visualization, even when using ultrasound contrast agents. Blind source separation (BSS)-based clutter filter for high-framerate ultrasound imaging has been reported to perform better in tissue clutter suppression than the conventional frequency-based wall filter and...
journal article 2022
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Heymans, Sophie V. (author), Collado Lara, G. (author), Rovituso, M. (author), Vos, H.J. (author), D'hooge, Jan (author), de Jong, N. (author), Van Den Abeele, Koen (author)
Superheated nanodroplet (ND) vaporization by proton radiation was recently demonstrated, opening the door to ultrasound-based in vivo proton range verification. However, at body temperature and physiological pressures, perfluorobutane nanodroplets (PFB-NDs), which offer a good compromise between stability and radiation sensitivity, are not...
journal article 2022
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Hopf, Y.M. (author), Ossenkoppele, B.W. (author), Soozande, M. (author), Noothout, E.C. (author), Chang, Z.Y. (author), Chen, C. (author), Vos, H.J. (author), Bosch, J.G. (author), Verweij, M.D. (author), de Jong, N. (author), Pertijs, M.A.P. (author)
Intra-cardiac echography (ICE) probes (Fig. 32.2.1) are widely used in electrophysiology for their good procedure guidance and relatively safe application. ASICs are increasingly employed in these miniature probes to enhance signal quality and reduce the number of connections needed in mm-diameter catheters [1]-[5]. 3D visualization in real...
conference paper 2022
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Wei, Luxi (author), Wahyulaksana, G. (author), Meijlink, Bram (author), Ramalli, Alessandro (author), Noothout, E.C. (author), Verweij, M.D. (author), van der Steen, A.F.W. (author), de Jong, N. (author), Vos, H.J. (author)
Volumetric ultrasound imaging of blood flow with microbubbles enables a more complete visualization of the microvasculature. Sparse arrays are ideal candidates to perform volumetric imaging at reduced manufacturing complexity and cable count. However, due to the small number of transducer elements, sparse arrays often come with high clutter...
journal article 2021
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Lopes Marta da Costa, T.M. (author), Shi, Chen (author), Tien, Kevin (author), Elloian, Jeffrey (author), A. Cardoso, Filipe (author), Shepard, Kenneth (author)
Emerging non-imaging ultrasound applications, such as ultrasonic wireless power delivery to implantable devices and ultrasound neuromodulation, require wearable form factors, millisecond-range pulse durations and focal spot diameters approaching 100 μm with electronic control of its three-dimensional location. None of these are compatible...
journal article 2021
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Waasdorp, R. (author), Mugge, W. (author), Vos, H.J. (author), De Groot, Jurriaan H. (author), Verweij, M.D. (author), de Jong, N. (author), Schouten, A.C. (author), Daeichin, V. (author)
Skeletal muscles generate force, enabling movement through a series of fast electro-mechanical activations coordinated by the central nervous system. Understanding the underlying mechanism of such fast muscle dynamics is essential in neuromuscular diagnostics, rehabilitation medicine and sports biomechanics. The unique combination of...
journal article 2021
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Mozaffarzadeh, M. (author), Minonzio, C.G. (author), de Jong, N. (author), Verweij, M.D. (author), Hemm, Simone (author), Renaud, G.G.J. (author), Daeichin, V. (author)
In the above article [1], we mentioned that the superposition of the different symmetric (S) modes in the frequencywavenumber (f-k) domain results in a high-intensity region where its slope corresponds to the longitudinal wave speed in the slab. However, we have recently understood that this highintensity region belongs to the propagation of...
journal article 2020
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van der Neut, J.R. (author), Fokkema, J.T. (author), van den Berg, P.M. (author), Zapf, Michael (author), Ruiter, Nicole V. (author), Taskin, U. (author), van Dongen, K.W.A. (author)
Synthetic-aperture (SA) imaging is a popular method to visualize the reflectivity of an object from ultrasonic reflections. The method yields an image of the (volume) contrast in acoustic impedance with respect to the embedding. Typically, constant mass density is assumed in the underlying derivation. Due to the band-limited nature of the...
journal article 2019
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Tan, M. (author), Chen, C. (author), Chen, Z. (author), Janjic, Jovana (author), Daeichin, V. (author), Chang, Z.Y. (author), Noothout, E.C. (author), van Soest, G. (author), Verweij, M.D. (author), de Jong, N. (author), Pertijs, M.A.P. (author)
This paper presents an area- and power-efficient application-specified integrated circuit (ASIC) for 3-D forward-looking intravascular ultrasound imaging. The ASIC is intended to be mounted at the tip of a catheter, and has a circular active area with a diameter of 1.5 mm on the top of which a 2-D array of piezoelectric transducer elements is...
journal article 2018
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Beekers, D.I. (author), van Rooij, Tom (author), van der Steen, A.F.W. (author), de Jong, N. (author), Verweij, M.D. (author), Kooiman, Klazina (author)
Ultrasound contrast agents consist of gas-filled coated microbubbles that oscillate upon ultrasound insonification. Their characteristic oscillatory response provides contrast enhancement for imaging and has the potential to locally enhance drug delivery. Since microbubble response depends on the local acoustic pressure, an ultrasound...
journal article 2018
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Ramirez, Ana B (author), van Dongen, K.W.A. (author)
The design of ultrasound scanning systems for applications such as breast cancer detection is a challenging task, especially when the number of sources and receivers increases and they become spread over a large surface. In order to determine the number of transducers and above all their position, several approaches could be followed. A simple...
conference paper 2016
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Chen, C. (author), Chen, Z. (author), Chang, Z.Y. (author), Pertijs, M.A.P. (author)
This paper presents a power- and area-efficient 9-channel LNA array for piezoelectric ultrasound transducers to enable real-time 3D imaging with miniature endoscopic and catheter-based probes. In view of the relatively low impedance of piezoelectric transducers, the LNA is implemented as a capacitive feedback voltage amplifier, rather than a...
conference paper 2015
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Jansen, K. (author), Van der Steen, A.F.W. (author), Wu, M. (author), Van Beusekom, H.M.M. (author), Springeling, G. (author), Li, X. (author), Zhou, Q. (author), Shung, K.K. (author), De Kleijn, D.P.V. (author), Van Soest, G. (author)
The natural history of atherosclerosis is marked by changes in the lipid biochemistry in the diseased arterial wall. As lesions become more vulnerable, different cholesterol species accumulate in the plaque. Understanding unstable atherosclerosis as a pharmacological and interventional therapeutic target requires chemically specific imaging of...
journal article 2014
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