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k-Wave Toobox verze 1.3 (CUDA)

Created: 2020

Czech title
CUDA implementace projektu k-Wave verze 1.3
required - free
Jaroš Jiří, doc. Ing., Ph.D. (DCSY FIT BUT)
Treeby Bradley E. (UCL)

ultrasound simulations, k-Wave, pseudospectral methods, NVIDIA CUDA, fluid medium.


This software pakage contains an efficient implementation of the simulation of ultrasound waves moving though soft tissues. This package is intended for Graphics Processing Units produced by NVIDIA. Version 1.3 udpates visual style and itroduces support for CUDA 10.0, 2D simulation, new acoustic sources and absorption types, and minor physical model updates. More information can be found at


License Details

k-Wave 2009-2020 Bradley Treeby, Ben Cox, and Jiri Jaros (see individual files for list of authors).

The k-Wave toolbox is distributed by the copyright owners under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) which is a set of additional permissions added to the GNU General Public License (GPL). The full text of both licenses is included with the toolbox in the folder 'license'.

The license places copyleft restrictions on the k-Wave toolbox. Essentially, anyone can use the software for any purpose (commercial or non-commercial), the source code for the toolbox is freely available, and anyone can redistribute the software (in its original form or modified) as long as the distributed product comes with the full source code and is also licensed under the LGPL. You can make private modified versions of the toolbox without any obligation to divulge the modifications so long as the modified software is not distributed to anyone else. The copyleft restrictions only apply directly to the toolbox, but not to other (non-derivative) software that simply links to or uses the toolbox.

k-Wave is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.

Citing the k-Wave Toolbox

If you find the toolbox useful for your academic work, please consider citing one or more of the following papers:

  1. Overview of the toolbox with applications in photoacoustics:

    B. E. Treeby and B. T. Cox, "k-Wave: MATLAB toolbox for the simulation and reconstruction of photoacoustic wave-fields," J. Biomed. Opt., vol. 15, no. 2, p. 021314, 2010.
  2. Nonlinear ultrasound model and the C++ code:

    B. E. Treeby, J. Jaros, A. P. Rendell, and B. T. Cox, "Modeling nonlinear ultrasound propagation in heterogeneous media with power law absorption using a k-space pseudospectral method," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., vol. 131, no. 6, pp. 4324-4336, 2012.
  3. Elastic wave model:

    B. E. Treeby, J. Jaros, D. Rohrbach, and B. T. Cox, "Modelling elastic wave propagation using the k-Wave MATLAB toolbox," IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, pp. 146-149, 2014.
  4. Acoustic field propagator:

    B. E. Treeby, J. Budisky, E. S. Wise, J. Jaros, and B. T. Cox, "Rapid calculation of acoustic fields from arbitrary continuous-wave sources," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., vol. 143, no. 1, pp. 529-537, 2018.
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