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1. (WO2018197240) SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR BEAMFORMING ULTRASOUND SIGNALS USING ELASTIC INTERPOLATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/197240    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/059611
Publication Date: Fri Nov 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Apr 17 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: G01S 7/52
G01S 15/89
Applicants: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
Inventors: HOPE SIMPSON, David
VIGNON, Francois Guy Gerard Marie
HANCOCK, Andrew
SHIN, Jun Seob
Title: SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR BEAMFORMING ULTRASOUND SIGNALS USING ELASTIC INTERPOLATION
Abstract:
A method in accordance with the present disclosure may include transmitting an ultrasound pulse toward a medium from a transducer array (305), detecting a plurality of echo signals (313a, 313c, 313e) responsive to the ultrasound pulse using one or more elements of the transducer array (305), generating an interpolated signal (313b, 313d) by interpolating a signal characteristic of at least two existing echo signals after temporally aligning the existing echo signals, and generating ultrasound image data based on one or more existing echo signals and the interpolated signal.