Ultrasonic imaging

Ultrasound is cyclic sound pressure with a frequency greater than the upper limit of human hearing. Although this limit varies from person to person, it is approximately 20 kilohertz (20,000 hertz) in healthy, young adults. (Wikipedia.org)






Conferences related to Ultrasonic imaging

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2023 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Conference (EMBC)

The conference program will consist of plenary lectures, symposia, workshops and invitedsessions of the latest significant findings and developments in all the major fields of biomedical engineering.Submitted full papers will be peer reviewed. Accepted high quality papers will be presented in oral and poster sessions,will appear in the Conference Proceedings and will be indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE.


2020 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)

The International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), sponsored by the IEEE SignalProcessing Society, is the premier forum for the presentation of technological advances andresearch results in the fields of theoretical, experimental, and applied image and videoprocessing. ICIP 2020, the 27th in the series that has been held annually since 1994, bringstogether leading engineers and scientists in image and video processing from around the world.


2020 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

The International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) is the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s biggest conference and one of the leading international forums for robotics researchers to present their work.


Oceans 2020 MTS/IEEE GULF COAST

To promote awareness, understanding, advancement and application of ocean engineering and marine technology. This includes all aspects of science, engineering, and technology that address research, development, and operations pertaining to all bodies of water. This includes the creation of new capabilities and technologies from concept design through prototypes, testing, and operational systems to sense, explore, understand, develop, use, and responsibly manage natural resources.

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    The Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the Oceanic Engineering Society (OES) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) cosponsor a joint conference and exposition on ocean science, engineering, education, and policy. Held annually in the fall, it has become a focal point for the ocean and marine community to meet, learn, and exhibit products and services. The conference includes technical sessions, workshops, student poster sessions, job fairs, tutorials and a large exhibit.

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  • OCEANS 2010

    The Marine Technology Society and the Oceanic Engineering Scociety of the IEEE cosponsor a joint annual conference and exposition on ocean science engineering, and policy.

  • OCEANS 2011

    The Marine Technology Society and the Oceanic Engineering Scociety of the IEEE cosponsor a joint annual conference and exposition on ocean science engineering, and policy.

  • OCEANS 2012

    Ocean related technology. Tutorials and three days of technical sessions and exhibits. 8-12 parallel technical tracks.

  • OCEANS 2013

    Three days of 8-10 tracks of technical sessions (400-450 papers) and concurent exhibition (150-250 exhibitors)

  • OCEANS 2014

    The OCEANS conference covers four days. One day for tutorials and three for approx. 450 technical papers and 150-200 exhibits.

  • OCEANS 2015

    The Marine Technology Scociety and the Oceanic Engineering Society of the IEEE cosponor a joint annual conference and exposition on ocean science, engineering, and policy. The OCEANS conference covers four days. One day for tutorials and three for approx. 450 technical papers and 150-200 exhibits.

  • OCEANS 2016

    The Marine Technology Scociety and the Oceanic Engineering Society of the IEEE cosponor a joint annual conference and exposition on ocean science, engineering, and policy. The OCEANS conference covers four days. One day for tutorials and three for approx. 500 technical papers and 150 -200 exhibits.

  • OCEANS 2017 - Anchorage

    Papers on ocean technology, exhibits from ocean equipment and service suppliers, student posters and student poster competition, tutorials on ocean technology, workshops and town meetings on policy and governmental process.

  • OCEANS 2018 MTS/IEEE Charleston

    Ocean, coastal, and atmospheric science and technology advances and applications


2020 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)

CVPR is the premier annual computer vision event comprising the main conference and several co-located workshops and short courses. With its high quality and low cost, it provides an exceptional value for students, academics and industry researchers.

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  • 2009 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)

    Concerned with all aspects of computer vision and pattern recognition. Issues of interest include pattern, analysis, image, and video libraries, vision and graphics,motion analysis and physics-based vision.

  • 2010 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)

    Concerned with all aspects of computer vision and pattern recognition. Issues of interest include pattern, analysis, image, and video libraries, vision and graphics, motion analysis and physics-based vision.

  • 2011 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)

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  • 2012 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)

    Topics of interest include all aspects of computer vision and pattern recognition including motion and tracking,stereo, object recognition, object detection, color detection plus many more

  • 2013 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)

    CVPR is the premiere annual Computer Vision event comprising the main CVPR conference and 27 co-located workshops and short courses. With its high quality and low cost, it provides an exceptional value for students, academics and industry.

  • 2014 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)

    CVPR is the premiere annual Computer Vision event comprising the main CVPR conference and 27 co-located workshops and short courses. Main conference plus 50 workshop only attendees and approximately 50 exhibitors and volunteers.

  • 2015 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)

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  • 2016 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)

    CVPR is the premiere annual Computer Vision event comprising the main CVPR conference and 27 co-located workshops and short courses. With its high quality and low cost, it provides an exceptional value for students, academics and industry.

  • 2017 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)

    CVPR is the premiere annual Computer Vision event comprising the main CVPR conferenceand 27co-located workshops and short courses. With its high quality and low cost, it provides anexceptional value for students,academics and industry.

  • 2018 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)

    CVPR is the premier annual computer vision event comprising the main conference and several co-located workshops and short courses. With its high quality and low cost, it provides an exceptional value for students, academics and industry researchers.

  • 2019 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)

    CVPR is the premier annual computer vision event comprising the main conference and severalco-located workshops and short courses. With its high quality and low cost, it provides anexceptional value for students, academics and industry researchers.



Periodicals related to Ultrasonic imaging

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Biomedical Circuits and Systems, IEEE Transactions on

The Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems addresses areas at the crossroads of Circuits and Systems and Life Sciences. The main emphasis is on microelectronic issues in a wide range of applications found in life sciences, physical sciences and engineering. The primary goal of the journal is to bridge the unique scientific and technical activities of the Circuits and Systems ...


Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on

Broad coverage of concepts and methods of the physical and engineering sciences applied in biology and medicine, ranging from formalized mathematical theory through experimental science and technological development to practical clinical applications.


Electron Devices, IEEE Transactions on

Publishes original and significant contributions relating to the theory, design, performance and reliability of electron devices, including optoelectronics devices, nanoscale devices, solid-state devices, integrated electronic devices, energy sources, power devices, displays, sensors, electro-mechanical devices, quantum devices and electron tubes.


Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, IEEE

Both general and technical articles on current technologies and methods used in biomedical and clinical engineering; societal implications of medical technologies; current news items; book reviews; patent descriptions; and correspondence. Special interest departments, students, law, clinical engineering, ethics, new products, society news, historical features and government.


Fuzzy Systems, IEEE Transactions on

Theory and application of fuzzy systems with emphasis on engineering systems and scientific applications. (6) (IEEE Guide for Authors) Representative applications areas include:fuzzy estimation, prediction and control; approximate reasoning; intelligent systems design; machine learning; image processing and machine vision;pattern recognition, fuzzy neurocomputing; electronic and photonic implementation; medical computing applications; robotics and motion control; constraint propagation and optimization; civil, chemical and ...



Most published Xplore authors for Ultrasonic imaging

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Xplore Articles related to Ultrasonic imaging

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Research on Image Resolution in Ultrasonic Imaging Inspection of Welding Defect

2007 8th International Conference on Electronic Measurement and Instruments, 2007

The resolution problem of welding seam ultrasonic imaging system is studied in this paper, a triple-stage stepwise solutions is proposed, the measured ultrasonic signal is processed by super-resolution algorithm based on wavelet transform, signal processing result shows: the method is feasible to improve image quality of ultrasound imaging equipment and enhances its ability to identify subtle defects in welding seam. ...


A wireless chemical sensing scheme using ultrasonic imaging of microbubble embeded hydrogel

2015 Transducers - 2015 18th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (TRANSDUCERS), 2015

In this paper, we demonstrate a wireless chemical sensing scheme using ultrasonic imaging of a microbubble-functionalized hydrogel, which we call “bubblegel.” By incorporating oxygen microbubbles into a hydrogel, its volume transition, which is responsive to its chemical microenvironment, can be wirelessly monitored by ultrasonic imaging; measuring volume directly or measuring the reflected acoustic intensity from the surface of the bubblegel. ...


Study on Ultrasonic Imaging Testing Technique of Angle Probe for Girth Weld of Hydraulic Cylinder Used in Coal Mine

2009 International Conference on Measuring Technology and Mechatronics Automation, 2009

Taking girth weld of hydraulic cylinder used in coal mine as object, the principle of ultrasonic testing and method of ultrasonic scan imaging for angle probe are studied, the definitions of ultrasonic scan image for angle probe are given, and the corresponding relationship between scan image and artificial defect in the sample is analyzed in this paper. Then, the mathematical ...


Multi-aperture focus ultrasonic imaging technique based on virtual source

2016 IEEE Far East NDT New Technology & Application Forum (FENDT), 2016

In this paper, a multi-aperture synthetic focusing technique based on virtual source is studied, which improves the lateral resolution and depth of the ultrasonic imaging with respect to the single array dynamic synthetic aperture focusing technique (SAFT). It only needs to store the N numbers data for the A scan line, and the complexity of the algorithm is greatly reduced ...


Research on Ultrasonic Imaging of Oblique Cracks with Angle Probe

2017 Far East NDT New Technology & Application Forum (FENDT), 2017

Oblique crack is one of the common defects in industrial ultrasonic testing. The angle probe can detect oblique defects more efficiently. The path of the ultrasonic wave in the multi-layer medium can be calculated by the ray tracing technique. Then it can be used in synthetic aperture imaging algorithm for improving ultrasonic imaging resolution. In this paper, the new forward ...



Educational Resources on Ultrasonic imaging

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  • Research on Image Resolution in Ultrasonic Imaging Inspection of Welding Defect

    The resolution problem of welding seam ultrasonic imaging system is studied in this paper, a triple-stage stepwise solutions is proposed, the measured ultrasonic signal is processed by super-resolution algorithm based on wavelet transform, signal processing result shows: the method is feasible to improve image quality of ultrasound imaging equipment and enhances its ability to identify subtle defects in welding seam. Moreover, the algorithms is under further improving and enhancing in ultrasonic image.

  • A wireless chemical sensing scheme using ultrasonic imaging of microbubble embeded hydrogel

    In this paper, we demonstrate a wireless chemical sensing scheme using ultrasonic imaging of a microbubble-functionalized hydrogel, which we call “bubblegel.” By incorporating oxygen microbubbles into a hydrogel, its volume transition, which is responsive to its chemical microenvironment, can be wirelessly monitored by ultrasonic imaging; measuring volume directly or measuring the reflected acoustic intensity from the surface of the bubblegel. Here a bubblegel fabricated with pH-sensitive poly (methacrylic acid-co- acrylamide) hydrogel is investigated in vitro. The sensor shows a sensitivity of 19.49 gray-scale intensity/pH and a resolution of 0.25 pH unit in the linear response region (between pH 4 and 6). It is expected that the concept can be adapted to hydrogels sensitive to other stimuli (e.g., glucose, biomarkers, etc.).

  • Study on Ultrasonic Imaging Testing Technique of Angle Probe for Girth Weld of Hydraulic Cylinder Used in Coal Mine

    Taking girth weld of hydraulic cylinder used in coal mine as object, the principle of ultrasonic testing and method of ultrasonic scan imaging for angle probe are studied, the definitions of ultrasonic scan image for angle probe are given, and the corresponding relationship between scan image and artificial defect in the sample is analyzed in this paper. Then, the mathematical models of ultrasonic B-scan and C-scan imaging for artificial defect are established. Moreover, the experimental verification is carried out by using the ultrasonic imaging testing system. The results show that ultrasonic scan images are identical with description of mathematical models. And these lay a good foundation for locating, quantitative, and qualitative analysis of flaws.

  • Multi-aperture focus ultrasonic imaging technique based on virtual source

    In this paper, a multi-aperture synthetic focusing technique based on virtual source is studied, which improves the lateral resolution and depth of the ultrasonic imaging with respect to the single array dynamic synthetic aperture focusing technique (SAFT). It only needs to store the N numbers data for the A scan line, and the complexity of the algorithm is greatly reduced compared with the full focus technology (TFM) with the maintenance of image quality. Using Field II simulation and Multi2000 device experiment results show that compared with the single element dynamic synthetic aperture technology, virtual source multi-aperture synthetic focusing ultrasonic technique (VS- MSAFT) effectively improves the lateral resolution and depth of permeation, furthermore to improve the quality of ultrasound imaging.

  • Research on Ultrasonic Imaging of Oblique Cracks with Angle Probe

    Oblique crack is one of the common defects in industrial ultrasonic testing. The angle probe can detect oblique defects more efficiently. The path of the ultrasonic wave in the multi-layer medium can be calculated by the ray tracing technique. Then it can be used in synthetic aperture imaging algorithm for improving ultrasonic imaging resolution. In this paper, the new forward interpretation algorithm is used to image the internal oblique crack. The better result is shown in comparing with the traditional SAFT algorithm for straight probe.

  • Ultrasonic imaging research platform with GPU-based software focusing

    We have designed and implemented an ultrasonic imaging research platform that performs all signal processing, including beamforming and image processing, using software on a GPU. An operating software is developed on a PC that can control RF data acquisition hardware to accommodate ultrasound images of various formats. Beamforming methods that include conventional scan line based imaging, scan line-based two-way dynamic focusing imaging, plane wave imaging, synthetic plane wave imaging, defocused transmission imaging, multi-beam scan line imaging, and color Doppler imaging are implemented by CUDA which runs on a GPU. Depending on the transmit and receive mode, a variety of experimental data acquisition conditions and various filter parameters can be changed in real time by a graphical user interface, and the RF data can be stored in a hard disk without a limit on the number of frames. Since the software for operation and signal processing can be flexibly changed, the developed system is a very useful research platform for ultrasound image acquisitions. We have used a GeForce GTX 980 (NVIDIA) desktop graphics card with a clock frequency of 1.126 GHz and 4 GB memory and a PC with an Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3-GHz CPU and a system memory of 16 GB under 64-bit Windows 7 along with an analog front-end capable of transmitting 128 channels and receiving 64 channels, obtaining images using a 5-MHz, 128-channel linear array probe.

  • Image Speckle Reduction and Coherence Enhancement in Underwater Ultrasonic Imaging Based on Wavelet Transform

    In order to reduce the underwater ultrasonic image speckles and to enhance the image characteristics, an anisotropic diffusion model is established based on the wavelet transform in this paper. At the same time, it also provides the steps of the algorithmic architecture and analyzes the key links of the model during its application. Two-check experiments have been done using simulation data and real underwater ultrasonic image respectively. In experiment a compare research for underwater ultrasonic image has been done using the method and other traditional methods. After performing the WLAD-model-based image speckle reduction and coherence enhancement to the underwater ultrasonic image, we find that this algorithm has the ability to remove the image speckles and enhance the edges. This algorithm can well be applied to removing the speckles and enhancing the edges in the underwater ultrasonic image.

  • A high frequency ultrasonic imaging of welded joints

    The paper presents chosen results obtained during the investigation of welded joints (laser, spot and friction) tested using acoustic microscopy method. Detection of welds properties and the defects strongly depends on ultrasonic transducer's parameters. For the purpose of this research a prototype hardware setup was built - enabling evaluation of various types of ultrasonic probes. The system can be easily adjusted to the geometry of an object and is well equipped with appropriate software for the analysis and processing of images such as B-scan or C-scan. The setup enables determination of welds geometry, in particular the depth of the weld penetration in some cases.

  • MVDR based adaptive beamformer design and its FPGA implementation for ultrasonic imaging

    Adaptive beamforming outperforms its non-adaptive counterpart in that it is capable of achieving a narrower main lobe and suppressing interference. It, however, calls for intensive computations to obtain the weighting factors. In this paper, we present an MVDR (minimum variance directionless response) based adaptive beamformer design for ultrasound imaging and implement the design in an FPGA platform. An efficient matrix inversion computing scheme, which can reduce the complexity by an order, is first developed to facilitate real time operations. Simulation results indicate the performance degradation due to this simplification measure is negligible. A linear systolic array design is further devised to support highly concurrent and pipelined computations. Finally, the design is implemented in a Xilinx Vertex XC7z045ffg900-2 FPGA platform. The working frequency can reach 98 MHz, and the MVDR coefficients can be updated every 64 clock cycles. For the entire ultrasound system, the proposed design can support a 64 lines by 512 pixels scanning at a frame rate of 20fps.

  • Acoustic computer model for ultrasonic imaging of heavy liquid metal nuclear reactor

    Liquid metal coolants are being considered in several designs of Gen IV nuclear power plants. To enable safe operation, methods of the reactor vessel interior imaging must be set up. In this paper we consider the development of the ultrasonic technique allowing visualisation in liquid Pb/Bi (lead-bismuth eutectic) alloy. We propose a computer model which makes possible computation of signals reflected by submerged in liquid Pb/Bi stainless steel components with a complicated geometry and arbitrary orientation in space. Approximation of the inspected objects with planar triangular elements was used. The simulations show that with this model objects of complicated shapes can be identified and their parameters estimated.



Standards related to Ultrasonic imaging

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American National Standard Letter Symbols and Abbreviations for Quantities Used in Acoustics

To establish a standard set of letter symbols for quantities used in the science and technology of acoustics: also to establish standard abbreviations for a number of acoustical levels and related measures that are in common use. The science and technology of acoustics include sound, ultrasound, and infrasound in all media: gases, especially air; liquids, especially water; and solids are ...