Advances in digital signal processors (DSPs) are driving both high-computational performance and power efficiency into ever increasing application areas. The medical diagnostic ultrasound industry can leverage these advances, particularly as these devices are incorporated into portable and hand carried application spaces. This document includes a collection of standard ultrasound algorithms optimized for TI's TMS320C64x+™ DSP core. These optimized building blocks showcase how ultrasound processing functions can leverage the C64x+™ DSP architecture for efficient performance and power consumption. The goal of the this application report is to shorten customer development time by providing optimized implementations of processing blocks commonly used in medical imaging. It provides an overview of the STK-MED, its benefits and how to begin using it.