Short Courses

Group 1: Medical Ultrasonics

1A - Biomedical Photoacoustics: Illuminating the Principles of Ccoustic Radiation Created by Optical Excitation

By: Michael C. Kolios, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Historical overview / Basic Principles
  • Fundamentals physics of light and sound propagation through tissue
  • Technological aspects of photoacoustics and imaging approaches
  • Principles of Functional PA imaging
  • Multimodality Imaging
  • Photoacoustic Contrast Agents
  • Pre-clinical and Clinical Applications
  • Future Directions

8:00am-12:30pm Wednesday, September 6, Room: Palladian

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2A - Ultrafast Ultrasound Imaging: Basic Principles and Applications

By: Mickael Tanter, Inserm U979 Physics for Medicine, Institut Langevin (ESPCI/CNRS/Inserm), Paris
  • Plane and diverging wave beamforming
  • Coherent Plane Wave Compoundin
  • 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

14:00-18:30 Wednesday, September 6, Room: Palladian

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1B - Elasticity Imaging: Methods and Applications

By: Mark L. Palmeri, Duke University, USA
  • Acoustic Radiation Force
  • Viscoelasticity
  • Displacement Estimation
  • Soft Tissue Dynamics
  • Shear Waves
  • Dispersion
  • Clinical Application of Elasticity Imaging

8:00am-12:30pm Wednesday, September 6, Room: Diplomat

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2B - Ultrasound Vector Velocity Imaging

By: Jørgen Arendt Jensen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Conventional velocity estimation
  • Vector velocity estimation
  • Transverse oscillation
  • Speckle tracking
  • Directional beamforming
  • Synthetic aperture vector flow imaging
  • Plane wave flow imaging
  • Clinical examples and applications

14:00-18:30pm Wednesday, September 6, Room: Diplomat

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Group 2: Sensors, NDE & Industrial Applications

1C - Signal Processing and System-on-Chip Designs for Ultrasonic Imaging, Echo Estimation, and Data Compression

By: Jafar Saniie and Erdal Oruklu, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA

This course covers several case studies such as:

  • Detecting defects in steam generator tubes used in nuclear power plants
  • Transducer pulse-echo wavelet estimation
  • Flaw detection in large grained materials
  • 3D ultrasonic data compression
  • Hardware/software codesign using FPGAs for ultrasonic signal processing applications

8:00am-12:30pm Wednesday, September 6, Room: Embassy

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2C - Introduction to Ultrasonic Simulation with COMSOL

By: David W. Greve, Emeritus Professor, Carnegie Mellon University; Principal, DWGreve Consulting
  • Brief review of the piezoelectric constitutive equations
  • Outline of the finite element simulation process
  • When to use eigenmode, sinsuoidal steady state, and transient simulations
  • Setting up a problem in COMSOL, including specification of geometry, material properties, symmetry, constraints, and boundary conditions
  • Solving and interpreting and visualizing the results

14:00-18:30 Wednesday, September 6, Room: Embassy

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Group 3: Physical Acoustics

1D -The Fundamentals of Bulk-Acoustic-Wave Resonator Acoustics

By: Robert Thalhammer, Avago Technologies, a Broadcom Ltd company, Munich, Germany
  • Fundamental concepts of structural mechanics
  • Piezoelectricity
  • Temperature effects and temperature drift compensation
  • Acoustic modeling
  • The concept of plate dispersion
  • Modes on the main dispersion branch
  • Spurious modes in piezoelectric resonators
  • Spurious mode suppression

8:00am-12:30pm Wednesday, September 6, Room: Capitol

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2D - Phononics

By: Vincent Laude, Institut FEMTO-ST, CNRS, Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Besançon, France
  • Basics of acoustic and elastic waves
  • Waves in periodic media, artificial crystals, Brillouin zones
  • Band structures, Bloch waves, temporal and spatial dispersion
  • Ultrasonic crystals in water, phononic crystals for bulk and surface waves, phononic crystal slabs, piezoelectric phononic crystals
  • Bragg and locally-resonant band gaps, mirrors and confinement
  • Phononic crystal waveguides and cavities
  • Acoustic metamaterials based on locally-resonant phononic crystals
  • Imaging, negative refraction
  • Plane wave expansion method, finite element analysis

14:00-18:30 Wednesday, September 6, Room: Capitol

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Group 4: Microacoustics: SAW, FBAR, MEMS

1E - Numerical Techniques for Simulation and Design of RF SAW/BAW Devices

By: Ken-ya Hashimoto, Chiba University
  • Basics of RF Acoustic Resonators (Operation Principle, Equivalent Circuits, Spurious Responses)
  • Basics of 1D and 2D Wave Propagation and Excitation and Modelling
  • Numerical Techniques (Comparison, Remarks and Tricks for Model Setup and analysis)
  • Estimation of Parameters for Simulation Models from Numerical Data
  • PDE Mode as Simulation Platform and its Application

8:00am-12:30pm Wednesday, September 6, Room: Hampton

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2E - Time-domain Ultrasound Simulation in Biological Tissue using k-Wave

By: Bradley Treeby and Ben Cox, Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, University College London, United Kingdom.
  • Model equations
  • Pseudospectral and k-space methods
  • Introduction to k-Wave
  • Modelling acoustic sources
  • Accuracy and convergence
  • Optimizing performance
  • Advanced examples

14:00-18:30 Wednesday, September 6, Room: Hampton

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Group 5: Transducers & Transducer Materials

1F - Piezoelectric Fundamentals: Materials and Transducers

By: Susan Trolier-McKinstry, The Pennsylvania State University, USA and Sandy Cochran, University of Glasgow, Scotland
  • Fundamentals of piezoelectricity
  • Realization of piezoelectric materials in different forms
  • Behavior of piezoelectric materials and components
  • Basic structure of piezoelectric ultrasonic transducers
  • The function of piezoelectric materials in ultrasonic generation and detection
  • Effects of piezoelectric materials in archetypal transducer configurations

08:00-12:30 Wednesday, September 6, Room: Congressional

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2F - Medical Ultrasound Transducers

By: Douglas Wildes and Scott Smith, GE Global Research
  • Medical ultrasound imaging principles
  • Array types: determined by the needs & constraints of the clinical applications
  • Transducer design methods and models: fundamentals, equivalent circuits, finite elements, acoustic field models
  • Advanced arrays: multi-row, 2D, catheters, MUTs
  • Materials, fabrication, characterization and testing

14:00-18:30 Wednesday, September 6, Room: Congressional

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