Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of cardiac arrhythmia that now affects over 2.2 million adults in the United States alone. Currently fluoroscopy is the most common method for guiding interventional electrophysiological procedures. We are developing a 9-F forward-looking intracardiac ultrasound catheter for real-time volumetric imaging. We designed and fabricated a 64-element 10-MHz CMUT ring array with through-wafer via interconnects. We also designed custom front-end electronics to be closely integrated with the CMUT array at the tip of the catheter for improved SNR. This integrated circuit (IC) is composed of preamplifiers and protection circuitry, and can directly interface a standard imaging system. This multi-channel IC is capable of passing up to ±50-V bipolar pulses. An 8-channel front-end IC was fabricated based on this circuit topology. Additionally, a flexible PCB was designed for the integration of ring array with front-end electronics. We have acquired a PC-based real-time imaging platform and demonstrated real-time imaging with the ring array. We have also shown volume images using off-line full synthetic aperture image reconstruction method. The presented experimental results demonstrate the performance of our forward-looking volumetric intracardiac imaging approach. We are currently working on the final catheter integration and further development of our real-time imaging methods.