High-speed ultrasound volumetric imaging system. I. Transducer design and beam steering.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Transducer design and phased array beam steering are developed for a volumetric ultrasound scanner that enables the 3-D visualization of dynamic structures in real time. The authors describe the design considerations and preliminary evaluation of a high-speed, online volumetric ultrasound imaging system that uses the principles of pulse-echo, phased array scanning with a 2-D array transducer. Several 2-D array designs are analyzed for resolution and main lobe-side lobe ratio by simulation using 2-D fast Fourier transform methods. Fabrication techniques are described for 2-D array transducer. Experimental measurements of pulse-echo point spread responses for 2-D arrays agree with the simulations. Measurements of pulse-echo sensitivity, bandwidth, and crosstalk are included.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Smith, SW; Pavy, HR; von Ramm, OT

Published Date

  • January 1, 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 38 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 100 - 108

PubMed ID

  • 18267563

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1525-8955

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0885-3010

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/58.68466


  • eng