Software framework of a real-time pre-beamformed RF data acquisition of an ultrasound research scanner

Hyun Jae Kang, Nathanael Kuo, Xiaoyu Guo, Danny Song, Jin U. Kang, Emad M. Boctor

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Abstract

Acquisition of pre-beamformed data is essential in advanced imaging research studies such as adaptive beamforming, synthetic aperture imaging, and photoacoustic imaging. Ultrasonix Co. has developed such a data acquisition device for pre-beamformed data known as the SONIX-DAQ, but data can only be downloaded and processed offline rather than streamed in real-time. In this work, we developed a software framework to extend the functionality of the SONIX-DAQ for streaming and processing data in near real-time. As an example, we applied this functionality to our previous work of visualizing photoacoustic images of prostate brachytherapy seeds. In this paper, we present our software framework, applying it to a real-time photoacoustic imaging system, including real-time data collection and data-processing software modules for brachytherapy treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedical Imaging 2012
Subtitle of host publicationUltrasonic Imaging, Tomography, and Therapy
DOIs
StatePublished - May 14 2012
EventMedical Imaging 2012: Ultrasonic Imaging, Tomography, and Therapy - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 5 2012Feb 6 2012

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
Volume8320
ISSN (Print)1605-7422

Other

OtherMedical Imaging 2012: Ultrasonic Imaging, Tomography, and Therapy
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period2/5/122/6/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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