- Oral presentation
- Open Access
Implementation of sonication and feedback control strategies for targeted hyperthermia in prostate with a commercial MR-guided endorectal ultrasound ablation array
© Salgaonkar et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2015
- Published: 30 June 2015
- Phantom Experiment
- Feedback Control Strategy
- Focus Pattern
- Extensive Numerical Simulation
- Feedback Control Method
This study presents the implementation of protracted mild hyperthermia (HT) delivery to large contiguous volumes in prostate quadrants or hemi-gland targets by utilizing a commercially available MR-guided endorectal ultrasound (ERUS) phased array designed for thermal ablation (ExAblate 2100, InSightec. Ltd). HT-specific beamforming, sonication and control strategies were devised for the hardware/software limitations imposed with this commercial system.
This research is supported by the Focused Ultrasound Foundation.
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