PhD research fellowship in improved ultrasound image formation
Goal: To develop ultrasound imaging and analysis algorithms for improved automatic estimation of clinically relevant parameters. The project will start with imaging and extracting clinical parameters from muscles, with the final goal of also imaging and analyzing other organs.
PhD Research Fellowship in Acoustics/Signal Processing and Image formation: Improved ultrasound image formation.
The purpose of the project is to improve ultrasound imaging and analysis for automatic estimation of clinically relevant parameters.
- Recent developments in ultrasound imaging hardware have moved the image formation processing from dedicated hardware towards software beamforming. The shift has simplified access to RF-data and enabled possible formation of several images in parallel using different beamformers.
- For computerized automatic estimation and analysis of ultrasound images, an adaptation of the beamformer in order to enhance or suppress certain features in the images has the potential to increase the quality of the final results.
- Examples of this could be to produce images with enhanced contours for improved estimation of muscle fiber orientation or enhanced edges for better estimation of cyst volumes.
The project will start with imaging and extracting clinical parameters from muscles, with the final goal of also imaging and analyzing other organs.
Oslo, April 4th, 2016