(April 5, 2023) Webinar: Prodigy Open-Platform Research Ultrasound System Overview
In this webinar, we provided an overview of the Prodigy open-platform research ultrasound system. The Prodigy by S-Sharp is a flexible and powerful ultrasound platform enabling research in ultrasound imaging, high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), non-destructive testing (NDT), and much more. Sold for many years as an OEM component of other systems (e.g., for photoacoustic imaging), this highly capable system is now available to laboratories and researchers around the world.
This compact, high-performance ultrasound system is optimized for a variety of engineering research applications. As an open platform research ultrasound system, the Prodigy allows almost every aspect of ultrasound generation and detection to be customized. This includes true arbitrary transmit waveforms, super-fast acquisition capabilities, rapid data transfer, and a software backend that allows for real-time access and processing of both raw and beamformed data.
Some highlights of the Prodigy include its capability for true arbitrary transmit waveforms by using linear amplifiers with digital-to-analog converters (DAC) and the availability of a graphic user interface for designing pulse sequences and adjusting transmit/receive parameters.
Learn the capabilities of this flexible system with peer-reviewed examples of its many possible applications.
- Introduction to the history of platform research ultrasound
- Introduction to S-Sharp
- Product review of the Prodigy
- Unique product features
- Applications and current research
About the Speaker (s)
Lawrence Yip, PhD
Product Manager at Scintica
Lawrence Yip received his PhD in Medical Biophysics at Western University, London, ON in 2022, where he also previously received his Honours BMSc in Medical Sciences. His research interests included system development of medical research devices with a focus on photoacoustic tomography and near-infrared spectroscopy. He is actively involved with the International Photoacoustic Standardisation Consortium. Currently, he is a Product Manager at Scintica Instrumentation, where he specializes in finding the best imaging solution for scientists with a focus on photoacoustic, ultrasound, and MR imaging.