Jung Woo Choe

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3D ultrasound imaging is becoming increasingly prevalent in the medical field. Compared to conventional 2D imaging systems, 3D imaging can provide a detailed view of tissue structures that makes diagnosis easier for the physicians. In addition, 2D image slices can be formed at various orientations to the transducer , making the examination less dependent on(More)
In 3-D ultrasound imaging where 2-D transducer arrays with more than hundreds of elements are used, sparse arrays can be used to reduce the number of active ultrasound channels. Under a restriction of desired number of active channels, we can maximize the image quality by optimally choosing the positions of active elements. Here we use the method of(More)
Synthetic phased array (SPA) beamforming with Hadamard coding and aperture weighting is an optimal option for real-time volumetric imaging with a ring array, a particularly attractive geometry in intracardiac and intravascular applications. However, the imaging frame rate of this method is limited by the immense computational load required in synthetic(More)
— Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of cardiac arrhythmia that now affects over 2.2 million adults in the United States alone. Currently fluoroscopy is the most common method for guiding interventional electrophysiological procedures. We are developing a 9-F forward-looking intracardiac ultrasound catheter for real-time volumetric imaging. We(More)
Contemporary sonography is performed by digitally beamforming signals sampled by several transducer elements placed upon an array. High-resolution digital beamforming introduces the demand for a sampling rate significantly higher than the signal's Nyquist rate, which greatly increases the volume of data that must be processed. In 3D ultrasound imaging, 2D(More)
Real-time volumetric ultrasound imaging systems require transmit and receive circuitry to generate ultrasound beams and process received echo signals. The complexity of building such a system is high due to requirement of the front-end electronics needing to be very close to the transducer. A large number of elements also need to be interfaced to the(More)
—We developed a GPU-based real-time imaging software suite for medical ultrasound imaging to provide a fast real-time imaging platform for various probe geometries and imaging schemes. The imaging software receives raw RF data from a data acquisition system, and processes them on GPU to reconstruct real-time images. The most general-purpose imaging program(More)
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