PhD project by Mikkel Schou

Name: Mikkel Schou

Project Title: Perfusion Ultrasound Imaging

Group: Center for Fast Ultrasound Imaging
Supervisor(s): Matthias Bo Stuart(co-supervisor), Jørgen Arendt Jensen (main supervisor)


Project Description:

The project seeks to develop new advanced ultrasound techniques for three-dimensional imaging of blood perfusion and flow imaging using row-column (RC) arrays. The project aims to translate super resolution and perfusion imaging from 2-D to 3-D volumes, with the use of contrast agent and new synthetic aperture sequences. The work will focus on designing imaging schemes to use with newly developed RC CMUT (Capacitive Micro-machined Ultrasound Transducers), investigate its use on 3-D printed phantoms and in-vivo on animals.



The benefit of having a safe, non-ionising and non-invasive imaging technique in 3-D capable of visualizing microvasculature and its flow pattern, can potentially revolutionize cancer treatment and cancer research. However, 3-D ultrasound imaging still suffers from many drawbacks in terms of high cost and low performance. RC arrays is believed to a solution, providing clinicians and researchers a cheaper alternative to achieve ultrasound imaging in 3-D for both fast and slow flow.  The project is co-funded by the Innovation Foundation and is a collaboration between CFU, DTU Nanotech, BK Medical, University of Copenhagen and the Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet).




Matthias Bo Stuart
DTU Sundhedsteknologi
45 25 39 01


Jørgen Arendt Jensen
Gruppeleder, Professor, Ph.D., Dr.Techn.
DTU Sundhedsteknologi
45 25 39 24