Ultrasound for improved crack detection
I have a created a modelling tool that can calculate ultrasonic sensitivity of cracks in pipelines, which is 8 times faster than commercial software. The model can simulate the behaviour and characteristics of waves within a pipe wall which are generated when an ultrasonic transmitter is radiating sound towards the pipe wall. These internal waves will be distorted somehow when encountering a crack, so knowing how these waves behave is vital in optimizing sensitivity in crack detection applications.
We built an AI tool to help avoid environmental disasters
Artificial intelligence helps us more and more with decision-making in fields such as medicine, transportation, and information retrieval. In collaboration with Equinor, Norway’s biggest oil and gas company, we have now added another field to the list: Interpreting integrity logs from oil and gas wells. Together, we built an AI-based assistant for Equinor’s log interpreters that they are now using in their daily work.
Can AI on hand-held ultrasound help diagnose heart failure?
Artificial intelligence software and telemedical transfer of images have shown promising results in aiding users to evaluate heart function, but in our study the artificial intelligence software on hand-held ultrasound devices alone is not reliable enough to evaluate heart function for general practitioners.
Aiming at lifelong partnerships in North America
Two CIUS-associated projects have received INTPART funding for collaborations with institutions in North America: NeoDoppler and blood speckle tracking (NTNU) with SickKids Hospital in Toronto, Canada, and two exchange agreements (USN) with Stanford University, CA, and the University of Washington, WA, USA.
Uncovering stiff or leaky heart valves
Modern ultrasound scanners combined with technological developments at NTNU may improve diagnostics for dis- eases related to narrow or leaky heart valves. Advanced 3D Doppler and high frame rate imaging makes it possible to visualise cardiac flow and minor movements of the heart’s muscular tissue more precisely, according to PhD Candidates Torvald Espeland and Erik Andreas Rye Berg.
Detecting issues in the foetal heart
How far can we get in detecting problems in the heart or vessels of the foetus during pregnancy? Using blood speckle tracking CIUS aims to detect problems in the heart and blood vessels of the unborn child with CIUS’ new partner, Austrian GE Healthcare Women’s Health Ultrasound (GEWHUS).
Automating heart monitoring
Heart disease is a major public health issue, and every year, more than 100,000 heart valve operations are performed in the United States alone. With these kinds of numbers, it is more and more urgent to simplify diagnosis and monitoring of heart patients. I/we believe automating the interpretation of ultrasound results is the way forward.
Taking heart imaging out of the hospital with AI
You have certainly heard about Artificial Intelligence (AI), but have you ever wondered what it is used for? If not, an excellent example of Artificial Intelligence is self-driving cars. The car computer acts as a brain, and cameras as eyes. But this is just a…
Ultrasound and AI improve salmon breeding and welfare
Ultrasound combined with machine learning provides a new, smart, and more reliable way of estimating the maturation states of salmon with the aim of predicting the optimal timing for egg harvesting.