Toward the Real Time Implementation of the 2-D Frequency-Domain Vector Doppler Method

  • Stefano RossiEmail author
  • Matteo Lenge
  • Alessandro Dallai
  • Alessandro Ramalli
  • Enrico Boni
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 573)


Ultrasonography is widely used for tissue imaging and blood flow assessment thanks to its important advantages in terms of performance, cost and safety. High frame rate 2-D vector blood flow imaging is an innovative method that delivers accurate two-dimensional velocity maps but requires time consuming algorithms, which has limited real-time applications so far. In this paper, a GPU based implementation of the technique is proposed and its speed compared to previous implementations addressed to rapidly process 2-D vector data. The results obtained by using optimized code and massive parallel computation devices, confirm that the method is suitable for real-time applications in the near future.



The authors are grateful to Prof. Piero Tortoli for providing valuable suggestions and guidelines in this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefano Rossi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Matteo Lenge
    • 2
  • Alessandro Dallai
    • 1
  • Alessandro Ramalli
    • 3
  • Enrico Boni
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information EngineeringUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.Neurosurgery DepartmentChildren’s Hospital Meyer-University of FlorenceFlorenceItaly
  3. 3.Laboratory of Cardiovascular Imaging and Dynamics, Department of Cardiovascular SciencesKU LeuvenLouvainBelgium

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