Ultrasound Research Offline App by Fraunhofer IBMT
By Fraunhofer IBMT
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Attention: This is a demonstration software showing that mobile devices can be used for ultrasound raw data processing. This software computes the whole processing chain of an ultrasound device in the mobile platform software.
To use this software you need to have access to ultrasound research data (not just image data) but this app comes with some standard datasets included in the download. These files are shown at first launch in the dataset file browser. If you delete these datasets they are added again the next time the software is started.
Today mobile computing is gaining more importance in medical imaging. Existing solutions provide image display based on DICOM image data but Fraunhofer IBMT is raising the bar with full ultrasound signal processing done on iOS devices like iPad or iPhone. Based on measurement data of the IBMT ultrasound research platform “DiPhAS” or other rf data formats the mobile App provides rf signal processing like tissue characterization and other spectral analysis functions.
One source for this rf data is the modular and scalable ultrasound hardware “DiPhAS” with its open interfaces for device control (unique closed-loop) and data acquisition (radio frequent beamformed data or single element data without beamforming).
The iOS App provides the basic operation of the IBMT offline analysis tool for signal analysis, algorithm development and data export.
This App for iOS devices can load radio frequent (rf) measurement data acquired with an ultrasound research beamformer like the Fraunhofer IBMT "DiPhAS" system. Other rf-data formats can also be added to be used with this system if the fileformat is known and available. Data can be transferred using the USB file transfer function of any iOS device that is connected to the PC/Mac using iTunes.
Using this app you can:
-load ultrasound rf raw data from a file list
-use one of the provided sample datasets or download more datasets from the internet
-display a scanconversion of the rf data as image output
-display the A-Scan data (amplitude scan) of single lines in a graph
-select the selected line by touch in the B-Scan display
-select line segments with smaller window sizes for detail A-Scan signal view
-visualize the histogram of the scanconverted image representation
-visualize the spectrum after fourier transformation of the selected windowed A-Scan signal
Based on the rf data processing we offer the possibility to develop custom algorithms or applications on top of our hardware and software platform with direct support for developed algorithms in the live system. We also provide full medical certification for your custom application based on our platform.
What's New in Version 2.1
Updated a crash on data set load after uploading the refreshed application basis including retina screen support, iOS 7 support, landscape orientation option for iPhone version, iPhone 5 screen size,...