The development of therapeutic ultrasound with assistance of robotic manipulator

Zhen Qiu, Jing Gao, Sandy Cochran, Zhihong Huang, George Corner, Chengli Song

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    Abstract

    High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is finding increasing application and acceptance as a non-invasive approach to the treatment of targeted malignancy. Despite the wealth of research and interest in HIFU, there are still a number of issues that need to be overcome to extend its clinical applications. These relate to the accuracy of placing the HIFU beam, the ability to visualize the target volume, and the understanding of the beam interaction with tissue. In this paper, the output characteristics of a single element HIFU transducer have been investigated with the assistance of a six-axis modified industrial robot. It is shown in the experimental results that clearly defined thermal or mechanical damage can be produced by changing the parameters of the HIFU. The nature and patterns of damage produced by pre-programmed treatment are now being investigated in tissue.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
    Subtitle of host publicationEngineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages733-736
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)9781424432967
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Minneapolis, United States
    Duration: 2 Sep 20096 Sep 2009
    http://www.embc09.org/

    Conference

    Conference 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
    Abbreviated titleEMBC 2009
    CountryUnited States
    CityMinneapolis
    Period2/09/096/09/09
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    Qiu, Z., Gao, J., Cochran, S., Huang, Z., Corner, G., & Song, C. (2009). The development of therapeutic ultrasound with assistance of robotic manipulator. In Proceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society : Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009 (pp. 733-736). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2009.5332414