Miniaturized ultrasound imaging probes enabled by CMUT arrays with integrated frontend electronic circuits.

B. T. Khuri-Yakub, Omer Oralkan, Amin Nikoozadeh, Ira O. Wygant, Steve Zhuang, Mustafa Gencel, Jung Woo Choe, Douglas N. Stephens, Alan de la Rama, Peter Chen, Feng Lin, Aaron Dentinger, Douglas Wildes, Kai Thomenius, Kalyanam Shivkumar, Aman Mahajan, Chi Hyung Seo, Matthew O'Donnell, Uyen Truong, David J. Sahn

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Abstract

Capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducer (CMUT) arrays are conveniently integrated with frontend integrated circuits either monolithically or in a hybrid multichip form. This integration helps with reducing the number of active data processing channels for 2D arrays. This approach also preserves the signal integrity for arrays with small elements. Therefore CMUT arrays integrated with electronic circuits are most suitable to implement miniaturized probes required for many intravascular, intracardiac, and endoscopic applications. This paper presents examples of miniaturized CMUT probes utilizing 1D, 2D, and ring arrays with integrated electronics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5987-5990
Number of pages4
JournalConference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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    Khuri-Yakub, B. T., Oralkan, O., Nikoozadeh, A., Wygant, I. O., Zhuang, S., Gencel, M., Choe, J. W., Stephens, D. N., de la Rama, A., Chen, P., Lin, F., Dentinger, A., Wildes, D., Thomenius, K., Shivkumar, K., Mahajan, A., Seo, C. H., O'Donnell, M., Truong, U., & Sahn, D. J. (2010). Miniaturized ultrasound imaging probes enabled by CMUT arrays with integrated frontend electronic circuits. Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference, 5987-5990.