Technology ID

Ultrasound-Hall Effect Imaging System And Method

Wen, Han
Development Status
A working prototype system has been constructed and demonstrated 3D imaging.
Lead IC
The invention provides for a novel ultrasound-based imaging modality that is based on the interaction of a static magnetic field and conductive moieties in the imaged sample under electrical excitation. The invention also provides a novel ultrasound-based imaging modality that provides a contrast mechanism which reflects the conductivity distribution of the medium being imaged. The disclosed methods and system have the following advantages over other ultrasonic imaging systems: (a) the method is not limited to contrast based solely on acoustic properties; (b) it dispenses with acoustic beam excitation and is suitable for fast 2D and 3D image formation with wide angle signal reception.
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