The aim of the work is to present a novel apparatus for experimental activity in research of new methods for studying material and biological tissue with ultrasound. FEMMINA (Fast Echographic Multiparametric Multi Imaging Novel Apparatus) is a hardware and software platform dedicated to ultrasonic signal and image processing. It uses the radiofrequency signal for multiparametric calculation and presentation with a multiprocessing digital architecture. The architecture is designed to be modular, expandable and aimed at embracing different ultrasonic investigation techniques. It provides a multianalysis and interactive image system not only for clinical usage but also for all applications where a high image rate production is required. In order to obtain an efficient interactive system, it was also necessary to realize a fast signal processing, as well as to implement a fast visualization tool for managing multiple images. The platform is completely programmable, and for a specific application it can be on-line reconfigured in dependence of the parameters that, from time to time, must be evaluated. Spectral images of biological in-vitro and in-vivo tissue, obtained through the Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT) by using new processing algorithms are presented as preliminary applications of the platform, as well as vector images for blood flow 2-D Doppler investigation. Innovative blood images, obtained without using the Doppler effect, and novel vector distribution images for blood velocity are reported.

FEMMINA: a fast echographic multiparametric multi-imaging novel apparatus1999 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium. Proceedings. International Symposium (Cat. No.99CH37027) / L. Masotti;E. Biagi;M. Calzolai;L. Capineri;S. Granchi. - STAMPA. - (1999), pp. 739-748. [10.1109/ULTSYM.1999.849507]

FEMMINA: a fast echographic multiparametric multi-imaging novel apparatus1999 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium. Proceedings. International Symposium (Cat. No.99CH37027)

MASOTTI, LEONARDO;BIAGI, ELENA;CALZOLAI, MARCO;CAPINERI, LORENZO;GRANCHI, SIMONA
1999

Abstract

The aim of the work is to present a novel apparatus for experimental activity in research of new methods for studying material and biological tissue with ultrasound. FEMMINA (Fast Echographic Multiparametric Multi Imaging Novel Apparatus) is a hardware and software platform dedicated to ultrasonic signal and image processing. It uses the radiofrequency signal for multiparametric calculation and presentation with a multiprocessing digital architecture. The architecture is designed to be modular, expandable and aimed at embracing different ultrasonic investigation techniques. It provides a multianalysis and interactive image system not only for clinical usage but also for all applications where a high image rate production is required. In order to obtain an efficient interactive system, it was also necessary to realize a fast signal processing, as well as to implement a fast visualization tool for managing multiple images. The platform is completely programmable, and for a specific application it can be on-line reconfigured in dependence of the parameters that, from time to time, must be evaluated. Spectral images of biological in-vitro and in-vivo tissue, obtained through the Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT) by using new processing algorithms are presented as preliminary applications of the platform, as well as vector images for blood flow 2-D Doppler investigation. Innovative blood images, obtained without using the Doppler effect, and novel vector distribution images for blood velocity are reported.
1999
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1999 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium. Proceedings. International Symposium (Cat. No.99CH37027)
739
748
L. Masotti;E. Biagi;M. Calzolai;L. Capineri;S. Granchi
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