ACULAB

Pubblicazioni

These papers have been supported by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) in the framework of the PRIN 2010-2011.

 
Journal papers:
 
  1. L. Demi, J. Viti, L. Kusters, F. Guidi, P. Tortoli, M. Mischi. Implementation of Parallel Transmit Beamforming Using Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing Achievable Resolution and Interbeam Interference, IEEE Trans. Ultrason., Ferroelect., Freq. Contr., vol. 60, no. 11, November 2013, pp.2310-2320. (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TUFFC.2013.6644735)

  2. B. Diarra, M. Robini, P. Tortoli, C. Cachard, H. Liebgott. Design of optimal 2-D non-grid sparse arrays for medical ultrasound. IEEE Trans.Biomed Eng. Vol.60, no.11, pp.3093-3102, November 2013 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TBME.2013.2267742)

  3. S.Ricci, L.Bassi, P.Tortoli, Real Time Vector Velocity Assessment through Multigate Doppler and Plane Waves, IEEE Trans. Ultrason., Ferroelect., Freq. Contr. vol. 61, no. 2, pp.314-324, February 2014. (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TUFFC.2014.6722616)

  4. S. Ricci, R. Matera, P. Tortoli. An Improved Doppler Model for Obtaining Accurate Maximum Blood Velocities, accepted for publication in Ultrasonics. (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ultras.2014.05.012).

  5. L. Tong, A. Ramalli, R. Jasaityte, P. Tortoli and J. D’hooge. Multi-Transmit Beam Forming for Fast Cardiac Imaging - Experimental Demonstration and In-Vivo Application, IEEE Trans. on Medical Imaging, Vol. 33, N. 6, pp. 1205-1219, June 2014 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TMI.2014.2302312)

  6. A. Iula, A.S. Savoia, and G. Caliano, An ultrasound technique for 3D palmprint extraction, Sens. Actuators A, Phys., 212 (2014), pp. 18- (doi:10.1016/j.sna.2014.02.036)

  7. S.Ricci,  D.Vilkommerson, R.Matera, P.Tortoli.   Accurate Blood Peak Velocity Estimation Using Spectral Models and Vector Doppler, IEEE Trans. Ultrason., Ferroelect., Freq. Contr. vol. 62, no. 4, pp.686-696 April 2015 (DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TUFFC.2015.006982)

  8. M. Toulemonde, O. Basset, P. Tortoli, C. Cachard. Thomson’s multitaper approach combined with coherent plane-wave compounding to reduce speckle in ultrasound imaging, Ultrasonics, Vol. 56, pp. 390–398 February 2015, (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ultras.2014.09.006)

  9. M.Lenge, A.Ramalli, E.Boni, H.Liebgott, C. Cachard, P.Tortoli. High-frame-rate 2-D vector blood flow imaging in the frequency domain, IEEE Trans. Ultrason., Ferroelect., Freq. Contr, Vol. 61, N. 9, pp. 1504-1514, September 2014. (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TUFFC.2014.3064)

  10. A. Ramalli, E. Boni, A.S. Savoia, P. Tortoli. Density-tapered spiral arrays for ultrasound 3D imaging. IEEE Trans. Ultrason., Ferroelect., Freq. Contr. Vol.62 n.8, pp.1580-1588, 2015. (DOI: 10.1109/TUFFC.2015.007035)

  11. A. Ramalli, E. Boni, E.Roux, A.S. Savoia, P. Tortoli Density-Tapered Sunflower: A Deterministic Sparse Array Solution, IEEE Trans. Ultrason., Ferroelect., Freq. Contr. - Front cover Vol.62 n.8, pp.c1-c2, 2015. (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TUFFC.2015.620801)

  12. A.Ramalli, F.  Guidi, E. Boni, P. Tortoli. A real-time chirp-coded imaging system with tissue attenuation compensation, Ultrasonics, Volume 60, 1 Pages 65-75, July 2015. (DOI: 10.1016/j.ultras.2015.02.013)

  13. A. S. Savoia, M. La Mura, B. Mauti, N. Lamberti, G. Caliano, “Reverberation Reduction in Capacitive Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducers (CMUTs) by Front-face Reflectivity Minimization”, Physics Procedia, Vol. 70, 2015, Pages 941-944 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.phpro.2015.08.195)

  14. L. Tong, A. Ramalli, P. Tortoli, G. Fradella, S. Caciolli, J. Luo, and J. D’hooge, "Wide-angle Tissue Doppler Imaging at High Frame Rate Using Multi-line Transmit Beamforming: An Experimental Validation In-Vivo," IEEE Trans. Medical Imaging, Vol. PP, Issue: 99, 2015 (DOI: 10.1109/TMI.2015.2480061)

  15. Kozakova M, Palombo C. Diabetes Mellitus, ArterialWall, and Cardiovascular Risk Assessment. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2016 Feb 6;13(2). ii: E201. doi: 10.3390/ijerph13020201. Review.

  16. Palombo C, Kozakova M. Arterial stiffness, atherosclerosis and cardiovascular risk: Pathophysiologic mechanisms and emerging clinical indications. Vascul Pharmacol. 2016 Feb;77:1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.vph.2015.11.083. Epub 2015 Nov 28. Review.

  17. Palombo C, Morizzo C, Baluci M, Lucini D, Ricci S, Biolo G, Tortoli P, Kozakova M. Large artery remodeling and dynamics following simulated microgravity by prolonged head-down tilt bed rest in humans. Biomed Res Int. 2015;2015:342565. doi: 10.1155/2015/342565. Epub 2015 Jan 13.

  18. Kozakova M, Morizzo C, Guarino D, Federico G, Miccoli M, Giannattasio C, Palombo C. The impact of age and risk factors on carotid and carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity.J Hypertens. 2015 Jul;33(7):1446-51. doi: 10.1097/HJH.0000000000000582.

  19. M. Lenge, A. Ramalli, P. Tortoli, C. Cachard, H. Liebgott, "Plane-Wave Transverse Oscillation for High Frame Rate 2-D Vector Flow Imaging," IEEE Trans. Ultrason., Ferroelect., Freq. Contr., 62:12, pp.2126-2137, 2015. (DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TUFFC.2015.007320)

 
Conference papers:
  1.  B. Diarra, M. Robini, H. Liebgott, C. Cachard, P. Tortoli. Variable-size elements in 2D sparse arrays for 3D medical ultrasound. IEEE 2013 International Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, p.508-511, DOI:10.1109/ULTSYM.2013.0132, Praga, July 2013. 

  2.  J. Viti, F. Guidi, P. Tortoli, L. Demi, L. Kusters, M. Mischi. Parallel Transmit Beamforming by means of orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing: Implementation on an open research platform. 2013 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, pp.1468-1471, DOI:10.1109/ULTSYM.2013.0372, Praga, July 2013.

  3.  S. Ricci, R. Matera, P. Tortoli (2013). BAPES Implementation on DSP for Fast Spectral Doppler Estimation. IEEE 2013 International Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, p.57-60, DOI: 10.1109/ULTSYM.2010.0015, Praga, July 2013.

  4.  L. Bassi, S. Ricci, A. Dallai, P. Tortoli. Real-Time Implementation of Vector Velocity Measurement along an M-mode line. IEEE 2013 International Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, p.635-639, DOI: 10.1109/ULTSYM.2013.0164, Praga, July 2013.

  5.  A. Ramalli, F. Guidi, E. Boni, P. Tortoli. Real-time base-band pulse compression imaging. IEEE 2013 International Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, p.2002-2005, DOI: 10.1109/ULTSYM.2013.0511,  Praga, July 2013.

  6.  M. Toulemonde, O. Basset, C. Cachard, P. Tortoli. Thomson’s multitaper high frame rate compounding for speckle reduction.  IEEE 2013 International Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, p.1452-1455, DOI: 10.1109/ULTSYM.2013.0368,  Praga, July 2013.

  7. A. Iula, G. E. Hine, A. Ramalli, F. Guidi, E. Boni, A.S. Savoia, G. Caliano. An enhanced Ultrasound technique for 3D Palmprint Recognition. IEEE 2013 International Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, p.978-981, DOI: 10.1109/ULTSYM.2013.0251,  Praga, July 2013

  8. A. S. Savoia, G. Caliano, N. Lamberti, G, Matrone, G. Magenes, A. Iula. Phase shift micro-beamforming of CMUT arrays using the spring-softening effect. IEEE 2013 International Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings ,DOI: 10.1109/ULTSYM.2013.0361, Praga, July 2013

  9. A.S. Savoia, G. Caliano, M. Sautto, A. Mazzanti, D. Leoni, D. Ghisu, F. Quaglia: “An Ultra-Low-Power Fully Integrated Ultrasound Imaging CMUT Transceiver Featuring a High-Voltage Unipolar Pulser and a Low-Noise Charge Amplifier”, IEEE 2014 International Ultrasonic Symposium, Chicago (USA),  September 2014

  10. A.S. Savoia, G. Matrone, A. Ramalli, E. Boni, G. Caliano, G. Magenes, P. Tortoli: “Improved Lateral Resolution and Contrast in Ultrasound Imaging Using a Sidelobe Masking Technique”, IEEE 2014 International Ultrasonics Symposium,Chicago (USA),  September 2014

  11. M. Tabassian, N. Testoni, F. Galluzzo, L. De Marchi, N. Speciale, G. Masetti, “Soft label reinforced rtCAB for guided prostate tissue sampling”, Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), 2013 IEEE, pp.880-883, 21-25 July 2013

  12. M. Tabassian, N. Testoni, F. Galluzzo, L. De Marchi, N. Speciale, G. Masetti “Learning Features from Medical Radiofrequency Ultrasonic Signals by Independent Component Analysis, Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS), 2014 IEEE 27th International Symposium on , vol., no., pp.62,65, 27-29 May 2014

  13. F. Galluzzo, L. De Marchi,  N. Testoni, G. Masetti,  “A GPU 3D segmentation framework for medical imaging,” ApplePies: Applications in Electronic Pervading Industry, Environment & Society, Rome 5-6 May 2014

  14. F.Galluzzo, C. Corsi, C. Morizzo, L. De Marchi, N. Testoni, G. Masetti, “CAPSU: a Completely Automated Method for Carotid Plaques Segmentation in Ultrasound Images”, Computing in Cardiology, 2014, Boston, MA (USA), September 2014

  15. F. Galluzzo, L. De Marchi,  N. Testoni, M.Thabassian, N. Speciale, G.Masetti, “A fully automated method for carotid plaques segmentation in ultrasound images based on motion estimation and level-set”, IEEE 2014 Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), Chicago (USA),  September 2014S. Ricci, D. Vilkomerson, R. Matera, P. Tortoli, An Improved Method of Determining Peak Blood Velocity, IEEE 2014 International Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, p.2245-2248, DOI: 10.1109/ULTSYM.2014.0559, Chicago, September 2014.

  16. A. Ramalli, P. Tortoli, 256-Element Density-Tapered Spiral Matrices for Ultrasound Phased Imaging, IEEE 2014 International Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, p.2087-2090, DOI: 10.1109/ULTSYM.2014.0520, Chicago, September 2014.

  17. A. Ramalli, L. Tong, J. Luo, J. D'Hooge, P. Tortoli, Safety of Fast Cardiac Imaging Using Multiple Transmit Beams: Experimental Verification, IEEE 2014 International Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, p.1182-1185, DOI: 10.1109/ULTSYM.2014.0291, Chicago, September 2014.

  18. E. Boni, L. Bassi, M. Scaringella, A. Ramalli, P. Tortoli, Design of a Multiple-Rail High-Voltage Power Supply for Ultrasound Scanners, IEEE 2014 International Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, p.1233-1236, DOI: 10.1109/ULTSYM.2014.0304, Chicago, September 2014.

  19. A. Savoia, G. Matrone, A. Ramalli, E. Boni, G. Caliano, G. Magenes, P. Tortoli, Improved Lateral Resolution and Contrast in Ultrasound Imaging Using a Sidelobe Masking Technique, IEEE 2014 International Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, p.1682-1685, DOI: 10.1109/ULTSYM.2014.0417, Chicago, September 2014.

  20. A. Iula, G. Hine, A. Ramalli, F. Guidi. Wide 3D Ultrasound Palmprint for Biometric Recognition, IEEE 2014 International Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, p.1388-1391, DOI: 10.1109/ULTSYM.2014.0343, Chicago, September 2014

  21. E. Boni, L. Bassi, A. Dallai, G. Giannini, F. Guidi, V. Meacci, R. Matera, A. Ramalli, S. Ricci, M. Scaringella, P. Tortoli and J. Viti “ULA-OP 256: a portable high-performance research scanner”. In Proceedings of 2015 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium (doi: 10.1109/ULTSYM.2015.0145)

  22. Alessandro Ramalli, Alessandro Dallai, Enrico Boni, Francesco Guidi, Stefano Ricci, Piero Tortoli "Real-Time Pulse Compression in Multigate Spectral Doppler Imaging" In Proceedings of 2015 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium (doi: 10.1109/ULTSYM.2015.0418)

  23. Alessandro Ramalli, Michal Byra, Alessandro Dallai, Carlo Palombo, Kunihiko Aizawa, Sara Sbragi, Angela Shore, Piero Tortoli "UltrA-FMD: A Multiparametric Approach Integrating Vessel Diameter, Wall Shear Rate and Physiologic Signals for Optimized Flow Mediated Dilation Studies" In Proceedings of 2015 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium (doi: 10.1109/ULTSYM.2015.0326)

  24. Ricci, S. ; Swillens, A. ; Ramalli, A. ; Segers, P. ; Tortoli, P. “Wall Shear Rate method validation through multi-physics simulations” In Proceedings of 2015 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium (doi: 10.1109/ULTSYM.2015.0331)

  25. Ramalli, A. ; Tortoli, P. ; Savoia, A.S. ; Caliano, G. "Improved array beam steering by compensation of inter-element cross-talk” In Proceedings of 2015 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium (doi: 10.1109/ULTSYM.2015.0175)

  26. F. Galluzzo, F. Leonardo, A. Ceruti, L. De Marchi, C. Corsi, "Design of Anthropomorphic Atherosclerotic Carotid Artery Flow Phantoms for Ultrasound Images" IEEE, Proceedings of Computing in Cardiology Conference (CinC), Pages:721 – 724, 2015

  27.  A.S. Savoia, G. Scaglione, G. Caliano, A. Mazzanti, M. Sautto, F. Quaglia: “Second-Harmonic Reduction in CMUTs Using Unipolar Pulsers”, Proceedings of 2015 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, Pages:1-4, DOI: 10.1109/ULTSYM.2015.0230

     

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