Synthetic Aperture Cardiac Imaging with Reduced Number of Acquisition Channels. A Feasibility Study

Commercially available cardiac scanners use 64–128 elements phased-array (PA) probes and classical delay-and-sum beamforming to reconstruct a sector B-mode image... ...The goal of this study was to show the feasibility of reducing the channel count in the diverging wave synthetic aperture image reconstruction method for phased-arrays.... … a water tank with dedicated absorbers at- tenuating the reflected waves (Aptflex F28 and Aptflex F28P, Precision Acoustics, UK), tubing system, wind- kessel (to reduce/eliminate phantom vibrations), Viv- itro Superpump …

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