Abstract

MedBED is a testbed facility devoted to the support of multiple projects in ultrasound-based biomedical imaging. MedBED experimental facilities include: an Analogic ultrasound engine, a portable ultrasound scanner, a dual-wave facility for light and sound interaction, a scanning acoustic microscope and a general purpose ultrasound tank. Projects that have employed the MedBED facility are Acousto-Photonic Imaging, Tissue Harmonic Imaging, Acousto-Optic Imaging, Elastic Modulus Imaging, Quantitative Ultrasound Imaging, ultrasound imaging of coral, multimodal imaging using Magnetic Resonance and Ultrasound, and high frequency characterisation of ultrasound contrast agents. MedBED Project support is achieved with multi-use and multi-tasking in mind. For example, the Analogic ultrasound engine has been used to support Tissue Harmonic Imaging, Acousto-Optic Imaging, Elastic Modulus Imaging and Quantitative Ultrasound Imaging. Software developed on one platform or under the umbrella of one project is transferable to another. For example, forward and inverse propagation models developed under the Quantitative Imaging project have been used to develop proposals for detecting lesion formed by high intensity focused ultrasound. MedBED provides a general use facility that is accessible to the CenSSIS community. It can be used to test concepts, develop forward and inverse models, provide calibration services, and perform operational evaluation of systems.

Notes

Poster presented at the 2006 Validating TestBED and Research Posters on Real World Problems for I-PLUS Development, MedBED A, Conference

Keywords

Ultrasound imaging, MedBED experimental facilities, Tissue Harmonic Imaging, Acousto-Optic Imaging, Elastic Modulus Imaging, coral, Software

Subject Categories

Resonant ultrasound spectroscopy, Diagnostic imaging

Disciplines

Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering

Publisher

Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (Gordon-CenSSIS)

Publication Date

2006

Rights Holder

Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (Gordon-CenSSIS)

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