A phased array ultrasound system for cardiac imaging
This report describes the design considerations, performance characteristics and initial clinical results of a new, high-resolution, real-time, two-dimensional ultrasound sector scanner designed specifically for cardiac use. Such a system is unique as it relies upon phase-array principles, rather than mechanical means, to steer the sound beam through the target volume. The prototype system uses a linear array of 16 ultrasound transducers which are resonant at approximately 2 MHz. At the site of contact, the array currently in use measures 24 by 14 mm, where the latter dimension corresponds to the elevation dimension of each of the 16 active elements.
- Kisslo, J; Von Ramm, OT; Thurstone, FL
- January 1, 1975
- Excerpta Medica, Ics No. 363
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- 67 - 74