Welcome to the fifth issue of PLANE WAVE, Verasonics’ Newsletter through which we share information about new products and technologies, emerging applications, conferences, training opportunities, and collaborations with researchers in ultrasound and ultrasonic technologies.  We hope you find these newsletters informative and interesting, and welcome your suggestions for future topics.

Expand Your Research Opportunities with New Products and Features Now Available from Verasonics

The HIFUPlex™ PortfolioA Range of Products to Advance your Research in Focused Ultrasound

In collaboration with Sonic Concepts, Inc., the HIFUPlex Portfolio brings together the best of Verasonics’ Vantage systems and Sonic Concepts’ transducers, providing customers with premium quality, innovative products and exceptional versatility in ultrasound-guided focused ultrasound (USgFUS) for biomedical research.  The HIFUPlex Portfolio addresses many applications in FUS, and meets a wide range of budgets.

Key HIFUPlex Features include:

  • Five standard ultrasound system and transducer configurations to meet a range of customer requirements, including variable depths and frequencies, for research and development
  • An easy upgrade pathway from any Vantage configuration and from non-USgFUS solutions using Sonics Concepts’ Transducer Power Output™ (TPO™) system
  • A graphical user interface (GUI), with interleaving scripts that control the major parameters of FUS and imaging

Matrix Array Support Scripts and 1024-MUX Adapter for High-Channel Count Volume Imaging

Verasonics’ expanding line of Universal Transducer Adapters (UTA) allows Vantage users to quickly and easily convert their Vantage systems to operate transducers with various types of connectors.  For your research in 3D and volume imaging, the new UTA 1024-MUX adapter on the Vantage 256 system provides support to operate matrix array transducers with up to 1024 elements.  Transducers are available from Vermon and other leading transducer manufacturers.

New High-Frequency Transducers for Enhanced Pre-Clinical Research Imaging 

For research labs conducting pre-clinical research, or that need to image small animals and superficial structures, we now offer two new probes: the Verasonics L35-16v – a single crystal PZT linear array transducer with 128 elements, and the L38-22v CMUT – a CMUT linear array with 256 elements.  Both probes are compatible with the high frequency configurations of the Vantage 256, the Vantage 128, and the Vantage 64LE. 

New Algorithms and Scripts Extend Vantage Capabilities in Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE)

Vantage provides materials science researchers with phased array technology on an extremely flexible platform with direct access to raw acoustic data for every channel, enabling advanced NDE/NDT algorithm development.  From integration of a custom transducer array to defining a new data acquisition scheme, or implementation of user-defined and real-time data analysis algorithms, researchers can develop new techniques and evaluate them under laboratory or test-floor conditions with unprecedented efficiency. New algorithms and acquisition sequence scripts are now available with Vantage ultrasound systems.

New Offset Adapter Facilitates Transducer Development with Vantage Ultrasound Systems

The new Verasonics Offset Adapter connects to the 260-pin ZIF connector and provides I/O pin access inline to evaluate the signals with any transducer.  With an adjustable shunt/jumper, and using one of 4 LEMO connectors, it also enables the user to drive a single element transducer with the 260-pin connector, or to acquire data from a single element transducer.  This adapter is available now for all Vantage systems that use the 260-pin connector.

New Enhancements to Verasonics’ Affordable and Upgradable Vantage™ 64 System

The Vantage 64 system now includes additional example scripts to facilitate research in both biomedical and non-destructive evaluation applications.

Verasonics Viewer for Display of High Frame Rate Acquisition Sequences

Verasonics software now includes a proprietary image viewing tool that enables display of high frame rate sequences. The new Verasonics Viewer features a Java based display window alternative to the MATLABTM display window, and enables improved visualization quality with higher frame rates. 

Visit Us at Upcoming Conferences, Including:

IEEE-IUS
6-9 September – Washington, DC, USA
ICBMU, 2017
3, 4 December – Hong Kong, China
NDE 2017
14-16 December – Chennai, India 
Contact us for more information
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