An implantable ultrasonic doppler blood flowmeter

Xiaoyang Cheng, Jingkuang Chen, Tongsheng Zhang, Chien Chang Chen, Yu Ting Cheng, Mengli Wang

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3 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)


A miniature ultrasonic transducer array for minimally invasive blood flow measurement has been developed. Compare with laser Doppler flowmeter, this tool is much smaller in size and is capable of reaching deep inside the tissue to monitor blood flow not accessible by the laser beam. Compared with traditional ultrasound Doppler flowmeter, this miniature tool is able to achieve more accurate measurement by using high frequency ultrasounds. The silicon substrate of the transducers array was micromachined into a probe shape using double-sided dry etching. The typical cross-sectional dimension of the silicon probe is 40μm×80μm. Arrays comprising 24-32 transducers were prototyped and tested. The 46μm- diameter drum shaped ultrasound transducers operate at a voltage lower than 40 volts, generate and receive ultrasound at a central frequency of 5.8MHz, and has a bandwidth of about 80%. A new polysilicon surface micromachining process was developed for fabrication of the transducer. The new process separates all the conductors from the silicon nitride film and reduces the charging problem associated with nitride-conductor interface.

主出版物標題2006 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS
出版狀態已出版 - 2006


名字Proceedings - IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium


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