Ultrasound image acquisition by a personal computer-
Application of artificial neural network
Mitra Ahmad Soltani-MD, MS
Lutalo Medical Research Corporation
15- Shariaty all- Kord St- Ressalat HW- Tehran –Iran.
email@example.com . Tel: 00989127964990.
Accepted 20 January, 2012
Traditional probes consist of 40
to 60 crystals each attached to a pin attached to a
specialized cable of minimum 2 to 3 m. Each crystal has
piezoelectric properties. To capture images by personal
computers to improve accessibility and reduce the
cost of having ultrasonic image with special
reference to obstetrics and gynecology emergency
settings, a probe was designed consisting of three Doppler
transducers (each with 4 pins hence generating 4
signals, altogether 12 signal) that by an analog
switching with micro (1000 HZ per second) can generate 12000
signals per second changing the scan line form linear
into a plane. The signals are translated into WAV
sound format file that can be displayed by a
Windows-based program of a personal computer. The pattern
produced is created by the sound of blood flow in an organ.
This vascular pattern was matched with traditional
sonography of the organ. By training the network, the
resolution of images can be improved further based on the
0.77*target + 38. The probe can capture images 1/6
resolution of a traditional probe, deeper penetration (19
cm depth), 1/34 price and weight of a traditional
Doppler transducers, scan line, artificial neural network,
ultrasound, obstetrics and gynecology.