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Murgen: open source ultrasound imaging

An open-source ultrasound imaging dev kit side project

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Developing an open-source, low-cost technological DIY kit to allow scientists, academics, hackers, makers or OSH fans to hack their way to ultrasound imaging.

Beware! Though I am one of echopen's cofounders, this personnal pet-project lives in the echopen community, and is not a project in the scope of the echopen's association.

This project, Murgen, has a specific target of providing a technological kit to allow scientists, academics, hackers, makers or OSHW fans to hack their way to ultrasound imaging - below 500$ - at home, with no specific equipment required.

Today, we have achieved the electronic design of the kit and are having it made by a PCB assembly, we have physically tested it with our in house transducer and we're getting images!

To learn more, you can surf here, but you can also explore the internet and :

Disclaimer: though an engineer, this project is the first of its sort, I never did something related. Bear with us, and the discovery process – but I'm happy to learn on the way =)

Disclaimer #2: ultrasound raises questions. In case you build a scanner, use caution and good sense!

Disclaimer #3: Though I am one of echopen's cofounders, this personnal pet-project lives in the echopen community, and is not a project in the scope of the echopen's association.

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    Browse around on the hackaday page, and read the Gitbook to learn more at first

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    Make/order a pulser module, as well as a analog processing module. Make files are on github.

    In the meanwhile, prepare the motherboard, with a simple stripboard, using the tracks convention.

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    Prepare the microcontrolers with the code, especially the rapid ADC microcontroler. With an optional oscillo OLED screen if you want. Should look like this:

    Alternatively, use a Beaglebone PRUDAQ to acquire the raw signal.


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BeagleBoard Foundation wrote 09/03/2016 at 04:27 point

Impressive project!

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Arsenijs wrote 06/06/2016 at 19:21 point

Hi! Congrats on winning in the Hackaday Prize! I personally hope this gets accessible so that I can see how much my pancreas are inflamed =)

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Arsenijs wrote 06/06/2016 at 19:27 point

Oh, and you even are using a BitScope - the one I have!

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kelu124 wrote 06/06/2016 at 20:04 point

Hey @Arsenjis , and thanks for the cheers! Glad to read from you, wanna play along? =)

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poorlapin wrote 04/20/2016 at 09:53 point

tu devrais demander des infos aux professeur Patat, il est prof, inventeur en materiel ultrasonic ( il a fonde une boite qui a des brevets et continue d'ameliorer son matos), il est prof en fac de medecine et de pharmacie à Tours. il fait aussi des conference public sur les ultrasons. http://www.univ-tours.fr/m-patat-frederic-1661.kjsp

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kelu124 wrote 04/20/2016 at 12:11 point

Frédéric Patat ? Noté :) c'est bien toi aussi robert delabitenebois ^^?

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staticdet5 wrote 04/13/2016 at 13:57 point

I'm getting ready to hit send on your HackaDay write up.  I wanted to offer some help/expertise, and even a free bit of kit, if I can find the gear.  I used to teach a couple of ultrasound techniques, and wound up building my own ultrasound phantoms (with incredible success).  I wrote about it a bit on my blog: http://medicforlife.blogspot.com/2012/11/ultrasound-phantoms-war-were-declared.html.
If you're reasonably local (I have no idea what the shipping is to where you're working on this), I'll send you some of the extras, or I can even look at building you a phantom and shipping it, if you're close enough.
Thanks for doing this!  If I had an ultrasound in the field...  Well, a lot of pain could be saved, an incredible amount of assurance could be had, and the capability that we could bring to austere environments would dramatically increase.

-StaticDET5

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kelu124 wrote 04/28/2016 at 09:29 point

Let's make phantoms ! Projet has been created here:
https://hackaday.io/project/11478-open-source-ultrasound-phantoms

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