Batch fabrication of intravascular forward-looking ultrasonic probe

Yoichi Haga, Masahiro Fujita, Kazuhiro Nakamura, Chang Jung Kim, Masayoshi Esashi

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An intravascular forward-looking ultrasonic probe has been fabricated using batch fabrication. This probe consists of eight separated elements ring array 1-3 composite transducer and a backing made from conductive epoxy. The conductive epoxy backing works not only acoustic dumping material but also electrical interconnection. Almost same impedance properties and pulse-echo waveform from each of the eight elements have been measured. Reflected pulse-echo by an acrylic plate placed at appropriately 4.5 mm front of the probe has been detected from each of the eight transducer elements in water.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-43
Number of pages4
JournalSensors and Actuators A: Physical
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Mar 15


  • 1-3 Composite
  • Batch fabrication
  • Conductive backing
  • Forward-looking
  • Intravascular
  • Ultrasonic probe


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