3-D Acoustic Imaging System with a Reflector And A Small Array

For medical diagnosis of heart diseases
  • H. Taki
  • T. Sato
Conference paper
Part of the Acoustical Imaging book series (ACIM, volume 29)


We propose an imaging system based on a hybrid method using a synthetic aperture technique for medical diagnosis of heart diseases. When the time resolution is 200 3-D images/s, the number of elements can be reduced to about 1/11 of a dense array of a digital beamforming imager having the same time and spatial resolutions.

Key words

Ultrasound Hybrid method Real-time 3-D Imaging 2-D array Reflector Synthetic aperture Digital beamforming Phased array 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Taki
    • 1
  • T. Sato
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Communications and Computer Engineering, Graduate School of InformaticsKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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