Optimization of medical ultrasound transducers with simulation and genetic algorithms
M. Kofler, A. Beham, M. Affenzeller, S. Wagner - Optimization of medical ultrasound transducers with simulation and genetic algorithms - Proceedings of the 20th European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, Campora San Giovanni, Italy, 2008, pp. 100-105
In recent years, software systems for the simulation of medical ultrasound imaging have been developed, thus making it possible to partially prototype transducers in software. In this paper a set of ultrasound transducer parameters is optimized using a genetic algorithm (GA). The settings are evaluated by simulating a B-mode scan with each transducer configuration. The quality of the generated B-Mode images is assessed by an image quality metric.