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Conference Paper: Design considerations of real-time adaptive beamformer for medical ultrasound research using FPGA and GPU

TitleDesign considerations of real-time adaptive beamformer for medical ultrasound research using FPGA and GPU
Authors
KeywordsAdaptive beamformer
Adaptive Beamforming
Design considerations
Development time
Medical ultrasound
Medical ultrasound systems
Issue Date2012
PublisherIEEE Computer Society. The Journal's web site is located at http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome.jsp?punumber=1000290
Citation
The 2012 International Conference on Field-Programmable Technology (FPT 2012), Seoul, South Korea, 10-12 December 2012. In Conference Proceedings, 2012, p. 198-205 How to Cite?
AbstractAdaptive beamforming has been well considered as a potential solution for improving the imaging quality of medical ultrasound systems. Despite the promised improvement in lateral resolution, image contrast and imaging penetration, the use of adaptive beamforming is substantially more computationally demanding than conventional delay-and-sum beamformers. While a dedicated hardware solution may be able to address the computational demand of one particular design, the need for an efficient algorithm exploration framework demands a platform solution that is high-performance and easily reprogrammable. To that end, the use of FPGA and GPU for implementing real-time adaptive beamforming on such platform has been explored. The results are evaluated quantitatively in terms of performance and image quality, and qualitatively with respect to ease of system integration and ease of use. In our test cases, both FPGA- and GPU-based solutions achieved real-time throughput exceeding 80 frames-per-second, and over 38x improvement when compared to our baseline CPU implementation. While the development time on GPU platform remains much lower than its FPGA counterpart, the FPGA solution is effective in providing the necessary I/O bandwidth to enable an end-to-end real-time reconfigurable image formation system. © 2012 IEEE.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/189830
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dc.contributor.authorChen, Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorYu, ACHen_US
dc.contributor.authorSo, HKHen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-17T15:00:46Z-
dc.date.available2013-09-17T15:00:46Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 2012 International Conference on Field-Programmable Technology (FPT 2012), Seoul, South Korea, 10-12 December 2012. In Conference Proceedings, 2012, p. 198-205en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-4673-2845-6-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/189830-
dc.description.abstractAdaptive beamforming has been well considered as a potential solution for improving the imaging quality of medical ultrasound systems. Despite the promised improvement in lateral resolution, image contrast and imaging penetration, the use of adaptive beamforming is substantially more computationally demanding than conventional delay-and-sum beamformers. While a dedicated hardware solution may be able to address the computational demand of one particular design, the need for an efficient algorithm exploration framework demands a platform solution that is high-performance and easily reprogrammable. To that end, the use of FPGA and GPU for implementing real-time adaptive beamforming on such platform has been explored. The results are evaluated quantitatively in terms of performance and image quality, and qualitatively with respect to ease of system integration and ease of use. In our test cases, both FPGA- and GPU-based solutions achieved real-time throughput exceeding 80 frames-per-second, and over 38x improvement when compared to our baseline CPU implementation. While the development time on GPU platform remains much lower than its FPGA counterpart, the FPGA solution is effective in providing the necessary I/O bandwidth to enable an end-to-end real-time reconfigurable image formation system. © 2012 IEEE.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherIEEE Computer Society. The Journal's web site is located at http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome.jsp?punumber=1000290-
dc.relation.ispartofIEEE International Conference on FieId-Programmable Technology Proceedingsen_US
dc.rightsIEEE International Conference on FieId-Programmable Technology Proceedings. Copyright © IEEE Computer Society.-
dc.rights©2012 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectAdaptive beamformer-
dc.subjectAdaptive Beamforming-
dc.subjectDesign considerations-
dc.subjectDevelopment time-
dc.subjectMedical ultrasound-
dc.subjectMedical ultrasound systems-
dc.titleDesign considerations of real-time adaptive beamformer for medical ultrasound research using FPGA and GPUen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailChen, J: jychen@eee.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailYu, ACH: alfred.yu@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailSo, HKH: hso@eee.hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.authoritySo, HKH=rp00169en_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/FPT.2012.6412134-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-84874057346-
dc.identifier.hkuros222135en_US
dc.identifier.spage198en_US
dc.identifier.epage205en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-
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