Download the USER GUIDE (update: 2020-06-22) for a description of MUST functions and examples (PDF).

This flowchart shows how MUST functions should typically be used:


The theory in MUST has been presented here and there, during IUS short courses and a TUFFC international school, or in some articles (list below). A theoretical paper (to be submitted; arXiv:2102.02738, 2021) describes the simulator (PFIELD and SIMUS). PFIELD and SIMUS use the linear acoustic equations in the Fourier domain, with far-field and paraxial approximations.

If you enjoy the MUST toolbox and its simulator SIMUS, please consider citing the following articles:

  • Porée J, Posada D, Hodzic A, Tournoux F, Cloutier G, Garcia D. High-frame-rate echocardiography using coherent compounding with Doppler-based motion-compensation. IEEE Trans Med Imaging, 2016;35:1647-1657.

    (the supplemental content explains how PFIELD works for a 2-D space, PDF)
  • Shahriari S, Garcia D. Meshfree simulations of ultrasound vector flow imaging using smoothed particle hydrodynamics. Phys Med Biol, 2018;63:205011.

    (the very first paper that uses SIMUS; briefly explains how SIMUS works in 2-D, PDF)
  • Madiena C, Faurie J, Porée J, Garcia D. Color and vector flow imaging in parallel ultrasound with sub-Nyquist sampling. IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control, 2018;65:795-802.

    (on color Doppler and vector Doppler, PDF)
  • Perrot V, Polichetti M, Varray F, Garcia D. So you think you can DAS? A viewpoint on delay-and-sum beamforming. Ultrasonics, 2021;111:106309.

    (a short history of nearly everything about DAS, PDF)
  • Garcia D. SIMUS: an open-source simulator for ultrasound imaging. Part I: theory & examples. arXiv:2102.02738, 2021.

    (the theory of PFIELD and SIMUS, PDF)