Theme 2 - Ultrasound Systems

SONOPILL aims to combine capsule endoscoopy, with what has been described as "one of the great technical developments" in conventional endoscopy, where "by combining ultrasonography and endoscopy, (EUS) opened an entirely new dimension in imaging" (Sivak, 2006).  To achieve this in a capsule format will require a combination of several developments in ultrasound systems, including Therapeutics capabilities.  Theme 2 will focus on conceptual development, design and early prototyping.  Work in this theme will begin on ERIC, the diagnostic capsule from the starting point of a technique already proven commercially with a single transmitting transducer and a receiving array.