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Ultrasound Probe

Researchers at Duke University have developed a device that integrates the accessory biomedical sensors into the case of the scanner display and into the transducer probe handle. This technology also has the following capabilities:

• A cardiac ultrasound scan can obtain several ECG differential signals for simultaneous displays with the ultrasound scan • Includes a microphone sensor to acquire a phonocardiogram for audible and/or graphical display • The electrodes and microphone can be superimposed on the front of the array surface using thin membrane electrodes and acoustic sensors which do not interfere with the propagating ultrasound waves.

Duke File (IDF) Number

2773

Inventor(s)

  • Smith, Stephen

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College

Pratt School of Engineering

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