MULTI-CHANNEL MULTI-GATE (MCMG) SYSTEM - BUBBLE BEHAVIOR TESTING (BBT) SYSTEM
An electronic board including the transmit-receive (TX-RX) circuits necessary to finely control 1 or 2 single-element transducers has been originally developed within the EU funded UMEDS Project, for application in peripheral vascular applications. The acronym MCMG reflects the capability of simultaneously controlling Multiple Channels (each corresponding to one transducer) and Multiple RX Gates for each channel.
The MCMG instrument has been selected by CORDIS for special promotion in their ' Technology Marketplace'
The board has also been customized, by introducing, in particular, special low-noise, highly sensitive Rx circuits, to match the specific needs of ultrasound contrast agents characterization. The new version of the board, shown suitable for characterization of individual microbubbles, is identified as Bubble Behaviour Testing (BBT) system.
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