Center for Fast Ultrasound Imaging

David Bradway


At CFU, we research in advanced digital ultrasound systems for anatomic imaging and flow imaging.

On this website, you will find information on all current research projects, our facilities, the people involved, and publications since the center was established in 1998.

Join the International Summer School on Advanced Ultrasound Imaging

The Summer School on Advanced Ultrasound Imaging will be held at the Technical University of Denmark from Wednesday May 24 to Friday June 2, 2023.

The aim is to give a hands-on introduction to advanced ultrasound imaging and its theoretical and practical basis. The topics for this summer school will be advanced ultrasound methods including Synthetic Aperture imaging for anatomic, flow, functional and super resolution imaging. Imaging in both 2-D with ordinary arrays and in 3-D with row-column arrays will be described.

The attendants will have the possibility of acquiring data using Verasonics scanners and use this in their project conducted during the summer school. This curriculum includes the concepts of linear acoustic systems, spatial impulse responses, simulation, signal processing, contrast agents and advanced imaging.

The summer school is organized by professor Jørgen Arendt Jensen at the Center for Fast Ultrasound Imaging at the Department of Health Technology, Technical University of Denmark.

Read more and register for the summer school.

Center for Fast Ultrasound (CFU)

The Center for Fast Ultrasound Imaging (CFU) was inaugurated in 1998 by Professor Jørgen Arendt Jensen and has pioneered a range of innovations in medical ultrasound. The major contributions include ultrasound simulation with development and maintenance of the gold standard Field II program, and development of ultrasound research scanners including the pioneering RASMUS and SARUS systems.

CFU also invented transverse oscillation vector flow imaging (VFI), which was commercially introduced on BK Medical scanners for the worlds first clinical VFI. Major results have also been presented within anatomic and vector flow synthetic aperture imaging in 2-D with commercial arrays and in 3-D with row-column arrays, which has resulted in 27 sold patents.

CFU is currently sponsored by an 10 million Euro ERC Synergy grant for super resolution imaging and houses one professor, a senior researcher, 2 postdocs and 15 technical and clinical PhD students. We have collaborations with several departments at DTU as well as the University of Copenhagen and University hospitals in the Copenhagen region.

We have extensive research facilities in terms of 5 research scanners (SARUS and 4 Verasonics scanners), robot measurement systems, flow rigs, extensive collection of probes and commercial scanners and several cluster and GPU computers for finite element and ultrasound simulation and image processing. The USB section also houses the MEMS group, with full clean-room facilities for fabricating and testing 1-D and 2-D CMUT probes, and the Biomechanics group for advanced finite element flow simulations.

On the cover

Cover AJP Renal Physiology

Cover of American Journal of Physiology Renal Physiology, Vol. 323, Issue 6

Anatomic and Functional Imaging using Row-Column Arrays

The paper demonstrates the potential of row-column (RC) arrays to yield full 3D ultrasound imaging with a greatly reduced number of elements compared to fully populated arrays.