Figure 4 • Simultaneous;UltraFast;Doppler;spectral;analysis;from;three;sample;volumes.
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• image blood flow at up to ten times the
frame rates of conventional hemody-
namic image performance, to a maxi-
mum of 300 HZ
In UltraFast Doppler, all information
necessary for analyzing flow within a
given area is acquired in a few seconds.
Analysis and quantification can poten-
tially be performed offline on a dedicated
workstation, liberating the ultrasound
system for the next patient. In order to
help the physician in his analysis, several
automatic tools are available, such as the
peak velocity display, which shows the
frame containing the peak velocities and
their calculations to select the best area for
quantification. With the combination of
reduced acquisition time and offline tools
for efficient analysis, UltraFast Doppler
has the potential to reduce exam duration
and increase patient throughput.
Jeremy Bercoff is cofounder and director of the
ultrasound department of SuperSonic Imagine. He
graduated from french engineer school ESPCI and
received PhD in physics at the University of Paris VII for
his work on ultrafast imaging and elastography of
soft tissues for cancer detection. He led the
development and implementation of the Shear Wave™
Elastography mode at SuperSonic Imagine and has
been working since on UltraFast Doppler. He has
published over 20 scientific papers and is the owner of
eight patents in the medical imaging field.
Figure 5 • Simultaneous;UltraFast;Doppler;spectral;analysis;from;three;sample;volumes.