Assessing and supporting transcranial ultrasound scanning (dstl)

Assessing and supporting transcranial ultrasound scanning (dstl)


01 April 2015 - 31 March 2016


This project aims to make ultrasound brain scanning simpler for non-medically trained users by providing them with a visual 3D model of the head which shows which areas of the brain have been imaged already, where the probe currently is, and where still needs to be covered in order to generate a complete scan - something that is very important for diagnosing and treating brain injury. The images recorded will then be used to form a personalised 3D scan.


  • The program will facilitate ultrasound scanning for detection of brain haemorrhage by ensuring the scan covers the entire head and no areas of the head are missed in the search for intracranial bleeding.
  • Once all the data have been recorded, a single personalised 3D scan model incorporating all the images is created, which can be transmitted for review and diagnosis by remote experts.
  • We will also investigate the potential for computer-aided diagnosis functions to auto-detect and highlight suspected abnormalities on the scans.


This project is funded by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory through the Centre for Defence Enterprise Defence Medical Sciences themed competition.

Contact Information:

Dr Leila Eadie