Miniaturized ultrasound scanner by electrowetting

Deladi, S.; Suijver, J. F.; Shi, Y. S.; Shahzad, K.; de Boer, B. M.; Rademakers, A. J. J.; van der Vleuten, C.; Jankovic, L.; Bongers, E.; Harks, E.; Kuiper, S.
August 2010
Applied Physics Letters;8/9/2010, Vol. 97 Issue 6, p064102
Academic Journal
An ultrasound imaging technology based on electrowetting has been developed and integrated in a miniaturized ultrasound scanner. The feasibility of scanning the ultrasound beam of a single-piston transducer in a three-dimensional space by using electrowetting is demonstrated. The technology has a high potential to be embedded in devices where size restrictions do not allow the use of traditional ultrasound phased-array transducers.


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