The Villemain Lab is exploring Ultrafast Ultrasound Imaging, a new ultrasound imaging technique, with the hope of applying this technology to paediatric care. Ultrasound techniques currently used in echocardiography are limited by conventional frame rates. Ultrafast Ultrasound Imaging is able to capture images at frame rates up to 100 times faster than conventional imaging. Specific applications of this technology have been developed and tested for clinical use in paediatric and adult imaging. Starting with the development of a technology, the lab’s objective is to test its application and potential within a pre-clinical project (in vitro or animal model) and then to confirm its potential through clinical application studies. The team hopes to apply these new diagnostic tools in different areas of medicine including cardiology, neurology, hepatology, nephrology and obstetrics.