The design of 3D TEE transducers poses severe technical challenges: channel count, electronics integration with high and low voltages, heat dissipation, etc. We present an adult matrix TEE probe with separate transmit (Tx) and receive (Rx) arrays allowing optimization in both Tx and Rx [1]. Tx elements are directly wired out, Rx employs integrated micro-beamformers in low-voltage (1.8/5.0V) chip technology. The prototype is fully integrated into a gastroscopic tube.

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Bera, D, van den Adel, F, Radeljic-Jakic, N. (Nikola), Lippe, B. (Boris), Soozande, M, Pertijs, M.A.P, … de Jong, N. (2017). Volumetric imaging using adult matrix TEE with separated transmit and receive array. In IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS. doi:10.1109/ULTSYM.2017.8092906