1B – Ultrafast Ultrasound Imaging: Basic Principles and Applications

Title1B - Ultrafast Ultrasound Imaging: Basic Principles and Applications
InstructorMickaël Tanter, Inserm U979 Physics for Medicine, Institut Langevin (ESPCI/CNRS/Inserm), Paris
Overview of topics covered

  • Plane and diverging wave beamforming

  • Coherent Plane Wave Compounding

  • ultrafast tissue imaging

  • ultrafast Doppler imaging

  • ultrafast contrast imaging

  • ultrafast vector Doppler

  • neurofunctional ultrasound based on plane wave imaging

  • Ultrafast Ultrasound Localization microscopy

  • Superresolution Ultrasound

TimeMonday, October 22
AbstractThe advent of ultrafast ultrasonic scanners is paving today the way to tremendous applications in medical Ultrasound. This course will present the basic principles of Ultrafast Imaging (plane or diverging wave imaging, parallel receive beamforming, coherent plane wave compounding, ...) and their implications in terms of resolution, contrast and frame rates. It will also explain the analogy such concept with optical holography. For our purposes, theoretical aspects and experimental validations will be highlighted. The course will also emphasize technological issues and system architecture constraints. Far beyond breaking technological barriers, this concept of ultrafast imaging is currently changing the paradigm of ultrasound imaging. The course will illustrate how this concept leads to breakthrough innovations in the field by revisiting Bmode, Doppler, tissue strain and nonlinear imaging. Many examples (Shear Wave Imaging, Ultrafast Doppler, fUltrasound, Ultrafast Contrast Imaging, ultrafast Ultrasound Localization Microscopy,...) will illustrate the potential of this paradigm shift in ultrasound imaging.
Short CV of Instructor Mickaël Tanter is the director of Inserm lab “Wave Physics for Medicine” and Deputy Director of Langevin Institute at ESPCI, Paris, France. He is an expert in biomedical ultrasound and wave physics. He is the recipient of 50 international patents and the author of more than 300 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. He co-invented several major innovations in Biomedical Ultrasound (Transient Elastography, Ultrafast Ultrasound, functional Ultrasound imaging of brain activity, Ultrasound Localization Microscopy). He received many prestigious national and international awards (among them the Honored Lecture of the Radiology Society of North America in 2012, the Grand Prize of Medicine and Medical Research of Paris city and recently the Grand Prize of French Medical Research Fondation – FRM and the Grand Prize of the European Society of Molecular Imaging). M. Tanter also transferred several innovations in the industrial and clinical domain. In 2006, he co-founded Supersonic Imagine with M. Fink, J. Souquet and C. Cohen-Bacrie. More recently, he co-founded CardiaWave and Iconeus companies.