Collaborative Research Opportunity
Ultrafast full-frameforming ultrasound systems & applications.
Cephasonics recently completed an NSF research project to design a new ultrasound computational architecture for ultra-fast full-frameforming (UFFFI) imaging.
The result of this research is that we demonstrated the feasibility of designing new hardware architecture with integrated FPGAs along with software algorithms that enable significantly greater real-time processing within the ultrasound engine and be capable of delivering ultra-fast full-frameforming in a cost effective design for new clinical applications.
About UFFFI applications
UFFFI has shown significant potential in a variety of clinical applications including most notably shear-wave elastography and quantitative doppler/vector flow imaging. Additionally, with the design to optimize access to large amounts of data in real time, it provides a radically improved platform for complex AI applications.
In the first phase of the research,we successfully demonstrated that this new design could image at over 10K fps with the belief we will be able to achieve 30K fps in a future commercial version.
We are now embarking on a second phase of our research to develop a commercial version of a UFFFI platform that can be used to develop breakthrough ultrasound imaging solutions for emerging clinical applications.
As part of the second phase of the NSF research proposal, we are recruiting select ultrasound researchers (universities and private industry) who would be interested in collaborating and providing input to the project in the following areas:
As part of the NSF research program, there will be limited funds available for select research contributors and collaborators.
If you are interested in UFFFI and feel you could contribute to this project, please feel free to contact us via the form to the left to further discuss the objectives and various activities related to our Phase II proposal.