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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.


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.

  • OCEANS 2018 MTS/IEEE Charleston

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

  • 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 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 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 2014

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

  • OCEANS 2013

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

  • OCEANS 2012

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

  • 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 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 2009

  • OCEANS 2008

    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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2019 IEEE 16th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI)

The IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) is the premier forum for the presentation of technological advances in theoretical and applied biomedical imaging.ISBI 2019 will be the 16th meeting in this series. The previous meetings have played a leading role in facilitating interaction between researchers in medical and biological imaging. The 2019 meeting will continue this tradition of fostering cross fertilization among different imaging communities and contributing to an integrative approach to biomedical imaging across all scales of observation.


2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT)

The scope of the conference will cover, but will not be limited to, the following topics: Robotics; Mechatronics; Industrial Automation; Autonomous Systems; Sensing and artificial perception, Actuators and Micro-nanotechnology; Signal/Image Processing and Computational Intelligence; Control Systems; Electronic System on Chip and Embedded Control; Electric Transportation; Power Electronics; Electric Machines and Drives; Renewable Energy and Smart Grid; Data and Software Engineering, Communication; Networking and Industrial Informatics.


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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.


Display Technology, Journal of

This publication covers the theory, design, fabrication, manufacturing and application of information displays and aspects of display technology that emphasize the progress in device engineering, device design, materials, electronics, physics and reliabilityaspects of displays and the application of displays.


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 ...


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Despeckle Filtering Algorithms and Software for Ultrasound Imaging

Despeckle Filtering Algorithms and Software for Ultrasound Imaging, None

It is well-known that speckle is a multiplicative noise that degrades image quality and the visual evaluation in ultrasound imaging. This necessitates the need for robust despeckling techniques for both routine clinical practice and teleconsultation. The goal for this book is to introduce the theoretical background (equations), the algorithmic steps, and the MATLAB™ code for the following group of despeckle ...


Staging hepatic steatosis in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease by quantitative conventional ultrasound imaging, validated with histopathology

2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), 2017

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disorder in developed countries with a global prevalence of approximately 25%. NAFLD represents a spectrum of disorders and starts with benign steatosis (NAFL, ≥5% hepatic steatosis (HS)), but may lead to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), inflammation with hepatocyte injury with or without fibrosis, which may lead to cirrhosis. Qualitative scoring of ...


Volumetric ultrasound imaging with row-column addressed 2-D arrays using Spatial Matched Filter beamforming

2015 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), 2015

For 3-D ultrasound imaging with row-column addressed 2-D arrays, the two orthogonal 1-D transmit and receive arrays are both used for one-way focusing in the lateral and elevation directions separately and since they are not in the same plane, the two-way focusing is the same as one-way focusing. However, the achievable spatial resolution and contrast of the B-mode images in ...


Plane wave medical ultrasound imaging using adaptive beamforming

2008 5th IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop, 2008

In this paper, the adaptive, minimum variance (MV) beam-former is applied to medical ultrasound imaging. The significant resolution and contrast gain provided by the adaptive, minimum variance (MV) beamformer, introduces the possibility of plane wave (PW) ultrasound imaging. Data is obtained using Field II and a 7 MHz, 128-elements, linear array transducer with lambda/2-spacing. MV is compared to the conventional ...


High frame rate ultrasound imaging of vaporised phase change contrast agents

2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), 2017

Phase-change ultrasound contrast agents (PCCAs), have shown promises for ultrasound-mediated diagnostics and therapeutics. High-frame-rate ultrasound imaging with microbubbles significantly improved temporal resolution and contrast compared to conventional contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging, offering opportunities to observe and better understand PCCA behavior after vaporisation. In this study, high-frame-rate ultrasound was used to image the PCCAs immediately after vaporisation in vitro with clinical ultrasound ...


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Educational Resources on Ultrasound Imaging

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IEEE-USA E-Books

  • Despeckle Filtering Algorithms and Software for Ultrasound Imaging

    It is well-known that speckle is a multiplicative noise that degrades image quality and the visual evaluation in ultrasound imaging. This necessitates the need for robust despeckling techniques for both routine clinical practice and teleconsultation. The goal for this book is to introduce the theoretical background (equations), the algorithmic steps, and the MATLAB™ code for the following group of despeckle filters: linear filtering, nonlinear filtering, anisotropic diffusion filtering and wavelet filtering. The book proposes a comparative evaluation framework of these despeckle filters based on texture analysis, image quality evaluation metrics, and visual evaluation by medical experts, in the assessment of cardiovascular ultrasound images recorded from the carotid artery. The results of our work presented in this book, suggest that the linear local statistics filter DsFlsmv, gave the best performance, followed by the nonlinear geometric filter DsFgf4d, and the linear homogeneous mask area filter DsFlsminsc. These filters improved the class separation between the asymptomatic and the symptomatic classes (of ultrasound images recorded from the carotid artery for the assessment of stroke) based on the statistics of the extracted texture features, gave only a marginal improvement in the classification success rate, and improved the visual assessment carried out by two medical experts. A despeckle filtering analysis and evaluation framework is proposed for selecting the most appropriate filter or filters for the images under investigation. These filters can be further developed and evaluated at a larger scale and in clinical practice in the automated image and video segmentation, texture analysis, and classification not only for medical ultrasound but for other modalities as well, such as synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images. Table of Contents: Introduction to Ultrasound Imaging / Despeckle Filtering Algorithms / Evaluation Methodology / Applications of Despeckle Filtering in Ultrasound Imaging / Comparison and Discussion of Despeckle Filtering Algorithms / Summary and Future Directions

  • Staging hepatic steatosis in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease by quantitative conventional ultrasound imaging, validated with histopathology

    Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disorder in developed countries with a global prevalence of approximately 25%. NAFLD represents a spectrum of disorders and starts with benign steatosis (NAFL, ≥5% hepatic steatosis (HS)), but may lead to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), inflammation with hepatocyte injury with or without fibrosis, which may lead to cirrhosis. Qualitative scoring of liver biopsies still is the gold standard for staging steatosis however, they are invasive and complications such as bleeding and infection may occur. For this reason we developed and tested a computer aided ultrasound (CAUS) protocol for the non-invasive assessment of liver HS using quantitative ultrasound (QUS) B-mode images. CAUS showed to have high predictive values (area under the curve (AUC) up to 0.95) in cows and similar correlations value with HS in a human pilot study. The current study was conducted in order to assess the predictive values of CAUS in staging hepatic steatosis in-vivo.

  • Volumetric ultrasound imaging with row-column addressed 2-D arrays using Spatial Matched Filter beamforming

    For 3-D ultrasound imaging with row-column addressed 2-D arrays, the two orthogonal 1-D transmit and receive arrays are both used for one-way focusing in the lateral and elevation directions separately and since they are not in the same plane, the two-way focusing is the same as one-way focusing. However, the achievable spatial resolution and contrast of the B-mode images in Delay and Sum (DAS) beamforming are limited by the aperture size and by the operating frequency. This paper, investigates Spatial Matched Filter (SMF) beamforming on row-column addressed 2-D arrays to increase spatial resolution. The performance is investigated on both simulated and experimentally collected 3-D data by comparing the Point Spread Functions (PSFs) and the phantom images obtained with standard DAS and with SMF. Results show that the SMF beamformer outperforms DAS in both simulated and experimental trials and that a higher contrast resolution can be achieved by SMF beamforming (i.e., narrower main lobe and lower side lobes). The 6dB, 20dB and 40dB cystic resolution for a DAS simulated PSF at (0,0,30)mm are 1.22mm, 3.54mm and 7.46mm, for SMF beamforming they are 1.11mm, 2.33mm and 5.42mm accordingly. For measured RF-data of an iron needle facing toward the transducer positioned at (0,0,32.5)mm along the central axis, the 6dB, 20dB and 40dB cystic resolution for DAS beamforming are 1.99mm, 2.19mm and 4.26mm, and they are 0.8mm, 2.06mm and 4.18mm for SMF beamforming accordingly. SMF beamforming increases the contrast resolution which turns into a better quality of the B-mode images.

  • Plane wave medical ultrasound imaging using adaptive beamforming

    In this paper, the adaptive, minimum variance (MV) beam-former is applied to medical ultrasound imaging. The significant resolution and contrast gain provided by the adaptive, minimum variance (MV) beamformer, introduces the possibility of plane wave (PW) ultrasound imaging. Data is obtained using Field II and a 7 MHz, 128-elements, linear array transducer with lambda/2-spacing. MV is compared to the conventional delay-and-sum (DS) beamformer with Boxcar and Hanning weights. Furthermore, the PW images are compared to the a conventional ultrasound image, obtained from a linear scan sequence. The four approaches, {Linear Scan, DS Boxcar, DS Hanning, MV}, have full width at half maximum of {0.82, 0.71, 1.28, 0.12} mm and peak side-lobe levels of {-40.1,-16.8,-34.4,-57.0} dB.

  • High frame rate ultrasound imaging of vaporised phase change contrast agents

    Phase-change ultrasound contrast agents (PCCAs), have shown promises for ultrasound-mediated diagnostics and therapeutics. High-frame-rate ultrasound imaging with microbubbles significantly improved temporal resolution and contrast compared to conventional contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging, offering opportunities to observe and better understand PCCA behavior after vaporisation. In this study, high-frame-rate ultrasound was used to image the PCCAs immediately after vaporisation in vitro with clinical ultrasound parameters. Compared with microbubbles, the vaporised PCCAs have shown different temporal signal features with high-frame-rate ultrasound imaging: a significant decrease in the first tens of milliseconds after acoustic vaporisation while no evident change over time with microbubble signal. Simultaneous optical microscopy was operated to observe behaviors of the vaporised PCCAs. Highframe-rate ultrasound imaging enables improved understanding of the acoustic behavior of the vaporised PCCA populations at high temporary resolution.

  • Advanced automated gain adjustments for in-vivo ultrasound imaging

    Automatic gain adjustments are necessary on the state-of-the-art ultrasound scanners to obtain optimal scan quality, while reducing the unnecessary user interactions with the scanner. However, when large anechoic regions exist in the scan plane, the sudden and drastic variation of attenuations in the scanned media complicates the gain compensation. This paper presents an advanced and automated gain adjustment method that precisely compensate for the gains on scans and dynamically adapts to the drastic attenuation variations between different media. The proposed algorithm makes use of several ultrasonic physical estimates such as scattering strength, focus gain, acoustic attenuation, and noise level to gain a more quantitative understanding of the scanned media and to provide an intuitive adjustment of gains on the scan. The proposed algorithm was applied to a set of 45 in-vivo movie sequences each containing 50 frames. The scans are acquired using a recently commercialized BK3000 ultrasound scanner (BK Ultrasound, Denmark). Matching pairs of in-vivo sequences, unprocessed and processed with the proposed method were visualized side by side and evaluated by 4 radiologists for image quality. Wilcoxon signed-rank test was then applied to the ratings provided by radiologists. The average VAS score was highly positive 12.16 (p-value: 2.09×10-23) favoring the gain-adjusted scans with the proposed algorithm.

  • K-space model of motion artifacts in synthetic transmit ultrasound imaging

    Synthetic transmit aperture (STA) imaging gives the possibility to acquire an image with only few emissions and is appealing for 3D ultrasound imaging. Even though the number of emissions is low, the change in position of the scatterers prohibits the coherent summations of ultrasound echoes and leads to distortions in the image. In order to develop motion compensation and/or velocity estimation algorithms a thorough and intuitive understanding of the nature of motion artifacts is needed. This paper proposes a simple 2D broad band model for STA images, based on the acquisition procedure and the beamformation algorithm. In STA imaging a single element transmits a cylindrical wave. All elements are used in receive, and by applying different delays a low resolution image (LRI) is beamformed. A Fourier relation exists between the aperture function and all points in the beamformed LRI. This relation is used to develop an approximation of the point spread function (PSF) of a LRI. It is shown that the PSF of LRIs obtained by transmitting with different elements can be viewed as rotated versions of each other. Summing several LRIs gives a high resolution image. The model approximates the PSF of a high resolution image as a sum of rotated PSFs of a single LRI. The approximation is validated with a Field II simulation. The model predicts and explains the motion artifacts, and gives an intuitive feeling of what would happen for different velocities.

  • Photoacoustic and high frequency ultrasound imaging of mechanical and thermal HIFU ablation

    The possibility of focusing high ultrasound intensities HIFU opened the door for promoting ultrasound as a non-invasive therapeutic method. HIFU is capable of producing both thermal and mechanical effects on tissue. The thermal effect relies on temperature increase and has been introduced to the clinic a decade ago. While mechanical effect such as boiling histotripsy induces extremely high pressures to pulverize targeted tissue and is still confined to laboratories due to the lack of adequate imaging techniques to better understand its in-vivo pathological and immunological effects. In this work, we investigate if high-frequency ultrasound (US) and photoacoustics (PA) can be a potential combination to evaluate the effect of boiling histotripsy invivo. Furthermore, we compare its outcome to thermal HIFU ablation.

  • Power Efficient Ultrasound Imaging Diagnosis System Using Adaptive Data Prediction Scheme

    An adaptive-data-prediction-based (ADPB) ultrasound receiver is developed to achieve a wide dynamic range (DR) and high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) ultrasound imaging with no extra power penalty. To guarantee both high resolution and power efficiency, a digital linear predictor is introduced, which significantly enhances the resolution and eliminates the power hungry circuits in traditional receivers. With digital assisted signal processing, performance stress on analog modules including ADCs is relaxed, resulting in further reduced power consumption. To enable real-time digital signal processing, least-mean-square (LMS) algorithm is introduced. The proposed system was implemented on a FPGA-based hardware platform. The measurement results show that with a simple 10-bit ADC, it achieves 80-dB SNR, which can be usually accomplished by a state-of-art 16-bits ADC. More importantly, the elimination of TGC and the employment of low resolution ADC reduce the total power by 2-3 orders.

  • A high-frequency and high-frame-rate ultrasound imaging system design on an FPGA evaluation board for capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducer arrays

    Dynamic receive beamforming (DRBF) is challenging for field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-based ultrasound (US) imaging because it is computationally intense. Work has been done to either simplify the delay calculation or precalculate the delays and store them on the FPGA. The former sacrifices image quality and the latter is challenged by limited memory resource on the FPGA. In this work, we report on the design of a compact US imaging system for capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducer (CMUT) arrays implemented on an FPGA evaluation board. The system features high frequency and high frame rate. It transmits ultrasound pulses centered at up to 20 MHz and can receive ultrasound echo signals up to 60 MHz. When working with a 16-element 2.48-mm CMUT array centered at 4.5 MHz, the system can perform conventional phased array (CPA) imaging at 170 FPS from a depth of 2.48 mm to 17.34 mm within a 90° sector. The system features full DRBF for every pixel.



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