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Software framework of a real-time pre-beamformed RF data acquisition of an ultrasound research scanner
Author(s): Hyun-Jae Kang; Nathanael Kuo; Xiaoyu Guo; Danny Song; Jin U. Kang; Emad M. Boctor
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Paper 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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8320, Medical Imaging 2012: Ultrasonic Imaging, Tomography, and Therapy, 83201F (25 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.911551
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Hyun-Jae Kang, The Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Nathanael Kuo, The Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Xiaoyu Guo, The Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Danny Song, The Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Jin U. Kang, The Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Emad M. Boctor, The Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8320:
Medical Imaging 2012: Ultrasonic Imaging, Tomography, and Therapy
Johan G. Bosch; Marvin M. Doyley, Editor(s)

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