Dual matrix arrays integrated into scanner for increased SNR of ultrasound brain helmet


Journal Article

In response to the high prevalence of stroke, we propose a system for scanning simultaneously via both temporal bone windows. The characteristics of this window and system limitations guide the design of custom matrix arrays. We present operational arrays with a 7 dB increase in SNR made possible by an interconnect system that integrates the probes directly into the scanner, eliminating the lengthy cable common to most probes. In vivo volumes with color flow have been acquired using this system without contrast enhancement. Future transcranial array design improvements have also been illuminated by this process. © 2010 IEEE.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lindsey, BD; Light, ED; Smith, SW; Nicoletto, HA; Bennett, ER; Laskowitz, DT

Published Date

  • December 1, 2010

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 1100 - 1103

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1051-0117

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/ULTSYM.2010.5935451

Citation Source

  • Scopus