Accession Number : ADA311190

Title :   Ultrasound,

Corporate Author : MITRE CORP MCLEAN VA JASON PROGRAM OFFICE

Personal Author(s) : Cornwall, J. ; Abarbanel, H. ; Dally, W. ; Flatte, S. ; Westervelt, R.

PDF Url : ADA311190

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 110

Abstract : This report deals with the technical issues in ultrasound, both for combat and civilian care, which are most likely to benefit from support from an agency like DARPA which is responsive to long-horizon problems requiring innovative technology. This report deals with the technical issues in ultrasound, both for combat and civilian care, which are most likely to benefit from support from an agency like DARPA which is responsive to long-horizon problems requiring innovative technology. ARPA seeks proposals to develop the technology of medical ultrasonic imaging for improved diagnostic utility in forward echelon combat care. The primary technical target for this program is improvement in diagnostic utility of ultrasound images obtained by correcting for aberration in the propagation of the ultrasonic beam in tissue. Technical issues to be addressed include one-and-a-half or two dimensional transducer array technology, electronics for real-time adaptive beam forming, signal processing to eliminate-false targets, and the appropriate image display electronics. Additional technical targets encompass three dimensional imaging and compact, low-power, portable imagers. For field portable imagers, a technical issue, beyond the transducer, electronics, and display, is an appropriate telemetry interface to allow rear echelon participation in diagnosis. To the extent that a compelling case can be made for significant technical opportunities linked to important defense needs, alternate technical targets in medical ultrasonic technology development may be included in the program.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), *ULTRASONICS, *HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, *BIOTECHNOLOGY, *MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING, IMAGE PROCESSING, PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, ELECTRONICS, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, REAL TIME, INTERFACES, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, THREE DIMENSIONAL, ELECTRONS, ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS, TRANSDUCERS, MEDICAL SERVICES, FALSE TARGETS, TELEMETER SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Computer Systems
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE