The fabrication and integration of a 15 MHz array within a biopsy needle

Rachael McPhillips, David Watson, Jun Gao, Marc P. Y. Desmulliez, Sarah Vinnicombe, Sandy Cochran, Christine E. M. Démoré

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    Abstract

    Microultrasound is a real-time imaging modality that can resolve features <;200 μm using frequencies of 15 MHz and above. While attenuation limits the penetration depth, incorporating a miniature transducer within a biopsy needle enables in vivo imaging of structures deep within the body. Imaging from the tip of minimally invasive needles has potential in applications in guiding intervention and tissue characterisation for diagnosis, for example, accurate navigation of interventional neurosurgical tools, and high resolution diagnostic imaging of breast lesions and axillary lymph nodes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2017
    Event2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2017 - Washington, United States
    Duration: 6 Sep 20179 Sep 2017

    Conference

    Conference2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2017
    CountryUnited States
    CityWashington
    Period6/09/179/09/17

    Keywords

    • Needles
    • Imaging
    • Fabrication
    • Biopsy
    • Transducers
    • Image resolution
    • In vivo

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    McPhillips, R., Watson, D., Gao, J., Desmulliez, M. P. Y., Vinnicombe, S., Cochran, S., & Démoré, C. E. M. (2017). The fabrication and integration of a 15 MHz array within a biopsy needle. Paper presented at 2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2017, Washington, United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/ULTSYM.2017.8091764