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Keys to clearer diagnosis

Category: Healthy perspectives

A small orange half-spherical pipe organ sits on a piano key

This tiny pipe organ, designed and created by Strathclyde researchers, could revolutionise medical imaging. Ultrasound, which uses high-frequency soundwaves to create images of the inside of the body, is notoriously difficult to interpret. Like a piano with only one note, current ultrasound operates on a single frequency, causing image distortions. By enabling ultrasound to work on multiple frequencies, our device could greatly improve image quality and therefore diagnostic capabilities. 

Entrant: Botong Zhu , Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Copyright: Botong Zhu

Funding: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council under Grant EP L022125/1 and European Research Council through the European Union’s Seventh Framework Program under Grant P/2007-2013 and ERC Consolidator Grant 615030: SASATIN

Collaborators: Zhe Wang, Tony Mulholland and James Windmill