Final Report Summary - MUSTWIN (Micromachined ultrasound transducers for wide range applications in medical imaging and non - destructive testing)
The project achieved in realising five Demonstrator devices (DM) with four different MUT technologies, namely:
- DM1 and DM2 using SiN cMUT technology;
- DM1 and DM2 using SOI cMUT technology;
- DM3 and DM5 using BM pMUT technology;
- DM4 using TM pMUT technology.
The main outcome from the evaluation of the devices was the fact that the most advanced technology is that of the SiN cMUT. By using cMUT technology increased bandwidth and shorter impulse response had been obtained without any trade-off. TM pMUT technology represented a new opportunity for the design and manufacturing of high-frequency transducers, especially arrays of transducers. They could be mainly used in high frequency medical imaging applications such as eye imaging or for intravascular imaging.