Conference background

The 2017 Artimino Conference on Medical Ultrasound is the 18th in a series of biennial conferences (formerly known as the New England Doppler Conferences) on the physics, bioengineering and clinical applications of ultrasound.

The New England Doppler Conference series was founded more than 30 years ago with the intention of giving scientists, engineers and clinicians an opportunity to discuss in depth the technical challenges of diagnosis using ultrasound in a remote, but comfortable setting and with a limited number of people. The format has always been one of structured discussions rather than formal proffered papers.

Many major developments in the field, including the duplex scanner, color Doppler imaging, vector velocity imaging, quantitative methods of haemodynamic assessment, nonlinear imaging as well as numerous recent technical and clinical innovations have been pioneered by participants of the New England Doppler and Artimino Conferences.

The schedule is organized on the basis of topics submitted during the self-nomination and registration process. As a forum for discussion, the conference has traditionally paid special attention to the participation of PhD students and Post-docs.

The general Conference objectives are:

  • To provide a forum to assess the current state-of-the-art medical ultrasound imaging and its applications
  • To identify key problems needing solutions for practical deployment
  • To share insights into future directions with experts


The conference provides a unique opportunity to address in depth a diverse range of key ultrasound topics, including:

  • Vector Doppler imaging
  • Ultrafast and synthetic aperture imaging
  • 3-D/4-D anatomic and flow imaging
  • High frequency and nonlinear imaging methods
  • Ultrasound elastography
  • Photoacoustic imaging
  • Microbubble and nanodroplet contrast agents
  • Ultrasound phantoms