Four-dimensional ultrasound current source density imaging of a dipole field

Z. H. Wang, R. Olafsson, P. Ingram, Q. Li, Y. Qin, R. S. Witte

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Ultrasound current source density imaging (UCSDI) potentially transforms conventional electrical mapping of excitable organs, such as the brain and heart. For this study, we demonstrate volume imaging of a time-varying current field by scanning a focused ultrasound beam and detecting the acoustoelectric (AE) interaction signal. A pair of electrodes produced an alternating current distribution in a special imaging chamber filled with a 0.9 NaCl solution. A pulsed 1 MHz ultrasound beam was scanned near the source and sink, while the AE signal was detected on remote recording electrodes, resulting in time-lapsed volume movies of the alternating current distribution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number113701
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number11
StatePublished - Sep 12 2011

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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