The program Field II is an ultrasound simulation package that has considerable flexibility to accommodate a wide range of transducers, beamforming options, and possibilities for further processing. It is based on the Huygens principle and hybrid digital-analytic method for ultrasonic fields. It became a powerful tool for simulation of various scanning and focusing modalities as well as the whole echoscopy process including scattering and attenuation in the 3D model’s models of tissues.
The Field IIpro version has been released for commercial use. The program uses multi-threaded parallel execution to speed up the simulation, which on modern multi-core CPUs can give a very significant reduction in simulation time.