Intracardiac catheter 2-D arrays on a silicon substrate.


Journal Article

The design, fabrication, and characterization of a 7 MHz, two-dimensional (2-D) array transducer built on a silicon substrate is described. The array fits inside a 9-French (2.9 mm O.D.) catheter for use in real-time intracardiac volumetric imaging. The -6 dB fractional bandwidth of the transducer is 30%, the 50 ohm pitch-catch insertion loss is 78 dB, and the interelement crosstalk is -25 dB. Real-time volumetric images in phantoms and in-vitro images of a sheep heart have been acquired yielding measured spatial resolution of 2 mm at a depth of 1 cm. The cardiac structures imaged include ventricular chambers, interventricular septum, mitral and tricuspid valves and real-time 3-D rendered volumes of the tricuspid valve in the open and closed position.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lee, W; Smith, SW

Published Date

  • April 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 49 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 415 - 425

PubMed ID

  • 11989697

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11989697

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1525-8955

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0885-3010

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/58.996559


  • eng