High frame rate ultrasonic imaging for measurement of tissue dynamics

Hideyuki Hasegawa, Hiroshi Kanai

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High temporal resolution, such unique property is a big advantage of ultrasonography for measurement of tissue dynamics. High frame rate ultrasound can increase the imaging frame rate from several tensof Hertz of conventional ultrasonography up to several thousand Hertz and, thus, significantly enhances the advantage of ultrasonography. We investigated appropriate transmit-receive conditions for B-mode and blood flow imaging of the carotid artery at a very high frame rate of over 3 kHz using a linear-array probe. Also, we have also realized high frame rate echocardiography using spherically diverging beams (frame rate: 316 Hz), whose image quality is very similar to conventional beamforming (frame rate: 39 Hz). Such methods would be useful for measurement of tissue dynamics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)SY-1-SY-2
JournalTransactions of Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Aug 17


  • High frame rate
  • Tissue dynamics
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering


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