Abstract: The high frame rate vector flow imaging (HFR-VFI) has been implemented on Mindray Resona 7, which is a high-end clinical ultrasound system. Development of HFR-VFI on a clinical scanner is quite different from the theoretical researches or laboratory simulations. Image quality for both flow and gray-scale images need to be satisfied simultaneously for a general and real clinical use. Moreover, computation efficiency and user-friendly experience will be mostly taken in consideration in the development.
The HFR-VFI can measure both the magnitude and direction of the flow velocity at a very short time instance. Compared to conventional Color Doppler and Pulsed Wave Doppler, more quantitative calculations based on vector velocities can be made for more clinical applications, such as flow turbulence, volume flow and wall shear stress measurements. This makes it possible to carry out a fully hemodynamic clinical studies.
Bio: Yigang Du obtained his PhD degree at the Center for Fast Ultrasound Imaging, Technical University of Denmark in 2011. He has been a postdoctoral research associate at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology from 2012 to 2013. He has published more than 30 English and Chinese Journal and Conference scientific articles and abstracts. From 2013, he is working at Shenzhen Mindray Bio-medical Electronics Co., Ltd., in Shenzhen, China. He is inventor of 20 filed patents with 2 granted Chinese patents. He has been working on ultrasound imaging system for 12 years. Currently, he is principal system research engineer for the development of ultrasound vector flow imaging at Mindray.