Volume 3 Supplement 1
Ultrasound tracked motion compensated focused ultrasound system evaluated on ex vivoovine livers
© Strehlow et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2015
Published: 30 June 2015
The application of FUS in abdominal organs such as the liver or the kidneys is impeded by a number of complications. One of the most challenging is organ motion due to breathing. To achieve ablation in a target within a moving organ the FUS system has to be steered to focus on the same anatomical position. We present a prototypical system that tracks the motion of an ex vivo ovine liver via diagnostic ultrasound (US) and adjusts the focal spot to a fixed anatomical position.
Results and conclusions
The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013 under grant agreement n° 611889. Parts of the research were supported by the the University of Dundee, a registered Scottish Charity, No: SC015096
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