Open Source

Written by Tony Harris, June 14, 2016


When we talk about ‘open source’ we are usually referring to software where the source code is made available to the users which allow them to modify or change the code. But recently, it has been used to describe systems where the details are made available in their entirety.

Researchers at Vanderbilt University have recently released details of an open source HIFU system along with a parts list. The system incorporates the E&I A150 RF Amplifier. Charles Caskey, Ph.D., and Will Grissom, Ph.D., of the university’s Institute of Imaging Science (UIIS) addressed the issue that they believe has been slowing down the development of HIFU research.

It is hoped that this system will allow comparable results across research organizations and institutions.


Tony Harris

June 2016.



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