The development of a robotic approach to therapeutic ultrasound

Z. Qiu, C. Xie, S. Cochran, G. Corner, Z. Huang, C. Song, S. Daglish

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    2 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    Despite the recent wealth of research into therapy with high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), its clinical application still has limitations. These relate to the accuracy of the HIFU beam, the ability to visualize the target volume, and the understanding of the beam interaction with tissue. In the work reported in this paper, the output characteristics of a single channel HIFU transducer have been investigated in detail with the aid of a six-axis robot. Results show that by altering the drive parameters of the transducer clearly defined thermal or mechanical damage can be produced. The nature and patterns of damage produced by preprogrammed treatment volumes are now being investigated in tissue.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication7th International Conference on Modern Practice in Stress and Vibration Analysis
    EditorsJ. M. DulieuBarton
    Place of PublicationBristol
    PublisherIOP Publishing Ltd.
    Pages-
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)*****************
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event7th International Conference on Modern Practice in Stress and Vibration Analysis - Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Duration: 8 Sep 200910 Sep 2009
    http://www.iop.org/events/scientific/conferences/y/09/mpsva/

    Publication series

    NameJournal of Physics: Conference Series
    PublisherIOP Publishing
    Volume181

    Conference

    Conference7th International Conference on Modern Practice in Stress and Vibration Analysis
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    CityCambridge
    Period8/09/0910/09/09
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • Intensity focused ultrasound
    • Egg white
    • Surgery

    Fingerprint

    Dive into the research topics of 'The development of a robotic approach to therapeutic ultrasound'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this