Focused ultrasound ablation using real time ultrasound image guidance

Xu Xiao, Boda Ning, Zhihong Huang, George Corner, Sandy Cochran, Andreas Melzer

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    Abstract

    Focused ultrasound surgery (FUS) is showing significant potential as a non-invasive medical intervention without percutaneous access for ablation (cell destruction by heating) of tumours. MRI is frequently used to guide FUS surgery (MRgFUS). Although the MRI can acquire multiple slices per second, organ motion is not accounted for in the repositioning of the sonication using MRI. Ultrasound, with realtime imaging, and which is less costly and easier to use than MRI, may become an alternative. In this paper we present a real-time ultrasound image guidance method suitable for tracking the motion of organs and ablating tissue. To demonstrate the potential of ultrasound imaging for real-time guidance of FUS, a 6-degree-of-freedom (DOF) robot has been used to control a FUS transducer and position the focus at a target that has been segmented from a real-time ultrasound video. A moving phantom is designed to test the feasibility of the tracking and the control method.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - 2011 4th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2011
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages2335-2338
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)9781424493524
    ISBN (Print)9781424493517
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event2011 4th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2011 - Shanghai, China
    Duration: 15 Oct 201117 Oct 2011
    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=6093307 (Link to conference information)

    Publication series

    NameInternational Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics
    PublisherIEEE
    ISSN (Print)1948-2914
    ISSN (Electronic)1948-2922

    Conference

    Conference2011 4th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2011
    CountryChina
    CityShanghai
    Period15/10/1117/10/11
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • FUS
    • real-time
    • robot
    • ultrasound image guiding

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    Xiao, X., Ning, B., Huang, Z., Corner, G., Cochran, S., & Melzer, A. (2011). Focused ultrasound ablation using real time ultrasound image guidance. In Proceedings - 2011 4th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2011 (pp. 2335-2338). [6098768] (International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/BMEI.2011.6098768