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A New Flexible Ultrasound Scanner Suitable for Research Topics

  • Alessandro Nencioni
  • Paolo Pellegretti

Abstract

The synergic use of new ultrasound contrast media (UCM) with improved and tuned ultrasound scanners (USs) implementing refined contrast processing techniques would represent the most exciting future in medical ultrasound. Particularly, the pharmaceutical industry has under advanced stage of development new targeted UCM tuned to deal with specific applications (e.g., prostate cancer diagnosis) which potentially could significantly broaden the market of ultrasound based medical examinations.

It is so clear the great effort of ultrasound scanner manufactures to develop even more powerful USs able both to satisfy the sonification requirements of new UCM and to properly process their specific acoustic signatures.

The aim of this chapter is to give an overview of the present experience on developing a new powerful US platform of Esaote which is one of the major US manufacturing companies in the UCM processing field.

Keywords

Print Circuit Board Mechanical Index Processing Board Capacitive Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducer Input Connector 
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© Springer-Verlag Italia 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alessandro Nencioni
    • 1
  • Paolo Pellegretti
    • 1
  1. 1.Esaote S.p.A.GenoaItaly

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