3D functional ultrasound imaging of the visual system in the pigeon brain

Richard Rau, Wolfgang Scheffer, Markus Belau, Pieter Kruizinga, Nico De Jong, Johan G. Bosch, Georg Maret

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Recently, a new functional neuroimaging method called fUS was proposed, which is based on high-frame-rate Power Doppler imaging. So far, fUS has only been performed on rodents, but major issues in neuroscience such as cerebral asymmetries and language learning are mainly studied in birds. Here, we show the first successful fUS measurements on a non-mammalian species without cortical brain architecture, such as pigeons. These measurements are based on a framerate enhanced fUS acquisition algorithm, which was necessary to suppress the signal variations originating from the slower heartrate of pigeons.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2017
ISBN (Electronic)9781538633830
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: 6 Sep 20179 Sep 2017


Conference2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium
Abbreviated titleIUS 2017
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Internet address


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