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Application of Information Technology in Medical Ultrasound Engineering

  • Siping Chen
  • Xin Chen
  • Yuanyuan Shen
  • Yanrong Guo
  • Xiaonian He
  • Huiying Wen
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Abstract

Based on the engineering techniques such as electronic technology, computer technology and signal processing method, medical ultrasound engineering uses ultrasound as a carrier or source of energy for information detection. It utilizes acoustic characteristics and biological effects, which are induced by the interaction between ultrasound and human tissues, to diagnose or treat diseases. For example, the development of medical ultrasound imaging extends from the original one-dimensional A-mode information to the two-dimensional B-mode image, and then to the color Doppler imaging associated with blood flow. This development history consists of continuous discovery of the implicit information from the ultrasound echo. In recent years, researchers have used a variety of interdisciplinary and comprehensive information to promote the sustainable development of medical ultrasound engineering. On the one hand, more information is incorporated into transmitted ultrasound. Coded ultrasound imaging is a good example. On the other hand, ultrasound is combined with other physical technology to induce more information in ultrasound echo. Ultrasound elastography, magneto-acoustic tomography, photoacoustic imaging, and microbubble contrast imaging are such examples. These new technologies are promoting medical ultrasound engineering in the directions of functional diagnosis and precision medicine.

Keywords

Medical ultrasound engineering Information technology Interdiscipline 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Siping Chen
    • 1
  • Xin Chen
    • 1
  • Yuanyuan Shen
    • 1
  • Yanrong Guo
    • 1
  • Xiaonian He
    • 1
  • Huiying Wen
    • 1
  1. 1.National-Regional Key Technology Engineering Laboratory for Medical Ultrasound, School of Biomedical EngineeringShenzhen UniversityShenzhenChina

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