Patent Number: 7,611,463

Title: Ultrasound beamformer with high speed serial control bus packetized protocol

Abstract: A method for conveying control information in an ultrasound system is provided. The method provides unique identifiers for the processing components in a beamformer of an ultrasound system. The method formats control information into at least one packet based on a packetized protocol, the control information relating to beamforming operations carried out by the processing components. The method conveys the control information to the processing components.

Inventors: Shah; Snehal Chandrakant (Milwaukee, WI)

Assignee: General Electric Company

International Classification: A61B 8/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017