Success in Dresden

In: Event

30 Oct 2012

Our participation in the conference IUS 2012 in Dresden was a full success!
The show (organized by ourselves!) that promoted the carried out POIG project and our Team had a great interest. We distributed almost all promotional materials and established dozens of contacts. In addition to the exhibition, we astonished all (at least we think) by our scientific reports on a subject of the Project (4 presentations). Another IUS exhibition will be in Prague in July 2013 – you can expect us there.

BRAVO for the whole POIG team! (including in particular: Beata and Piotr’s fortitude; Magda was responsible for the organization and promotion; Ania for help in the text preparing)

Załoga IUS-2012

Team IUS-2012

Nasze stoisko na IUS-2012

Our booth

One of our poster presentations

Welcome to the IUS 2012 Conference in Dresden (7-10.10.2012)!

This year, we are going in a very large group after acceptation as many as 4 reports from our group project:

  • [PDF] P3A-6: Imaging Quality of the Classical Beamforming, SAFT, and Plane Wave Imaging – Experimental Results
    Piotr Karwat, Ziemowit Klimonda, Marcin Lewandowski, Andrzej Nowicki
  • [PDF] 3J-5: Modular & Scalable Ultrasound Platform with GPU Processing
    Marcin Lewandowski, Mateusz Walczak, Beata Witek, Piotr Kulesza, Krzysztof Sielewicz
  • [PDF] 3K: A Low-cost 32-channel Module with High-speed Digital Interfaces for Portable Ultrasound Systems
    Marcin Lewandowski, Krzysztof Sielewicz, Mateusz Walczak
  • [PDF] P5A-7: GPU Implementation of the STA Algorithm on I/Q Data
    Marcin Lewandowski, Piotr Karwat, Janusz, Kudelka, Tomasz Kleczek

and 4 others from Ultrasound Department:

  • [PDF] P4C-3: Correcting for bounded bandwidth when estimating tissue attenuation from mean frequency downshift
    Ziemowi Klimonda, Jerzy Litniewski, Andrzej Nowicki
  • [PDF] P5D-7: Tissue attenuation imaging – Synthetic Aperture Focusing versus Spatial Compounding
    Ziemowi Klimonda, Jerzy Litniewski, Piotr Karwat, Wojciech Secomski, Andrzej Nowicki
  • P5D-14: Basal Cell Carcinoma lesions characterization with ultrasound
    Hanna Piotrzkowska, Jerzy Litniewski, Elzbieta Szymanska, Andrzej Nowicki
  • P6B-3: Contribution of multiple scattering to the trabecular bone backscatter – dependence on porosity and frequency
    Jerzy Litniewski, Janusz Wojcik, Andrzej Nowicki

In addition, we take part in the exhibition where we will present and promote the ongoing project POIG.


My Team together with Prof. Z.Religa Foundation for Cardiac Surgery Development (FRK) had received funding for the project: A system for measurement of blood flow and detection of microemboli material for pulse prosthesis of heart assistance ReligaHeart EXT.
The project was submitted in the first call of Applied Research Program NCBiR. The head of the project will be dr Maciej Gawlikowski of FRK, and my humble person will coordinate the research on the side IPPT PAN.

The aim of the project is application of the developed in ZU IPPT PAN the Doppler ultrasound device to measure the flow and detection as well as an assessment of microemboli which form in the system of extracorporeal pulse pump for heart support, of the ReligaHeart EXT type. The problem of clotting applies to all heart assist systems, which is due to exposure of patient blood to artificial materials the chamber and valve. Microemboli is a very serious risk to the patient, since it may cause strokes. Early detection of emboli will enable to take appropriate preventive actions and will serve as a tool to evaluate the work of the artificial chamber..

The long-term goal of the project is integration of the ultrasonic measuring system of the flow and detection of microemboli for continuous monitoring and optimization of the heart assisting system.

In the past few weeks we conducted the first tests of start/activation/run of the 64-channel acquisition module RX64.
The RX64 module is the first and most important element of the developed ultrasound platform. It will provide possibility of simultaneous sampling and digitization of ultrasonic echo signals from 64 transmitters. Use of highly advanced electronic solutions and high-speed digital interfaces will enable to build a universal modular ultrasound platform with advanced signal processing on GPUs.

The module has been entirely designed in ZU IPPT and is a very significant technical achievement of the POIG project group.

My congratulations and thanks to the whole Team!!!


View of the RX64 acquisition module.