PRF thermometry during MR-guided focused ultrasound ablation in a preclinical thiel model
© Karakitsios et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2015
Published: 30 June 2015
Proton Resonance Frequency (PRF) MR Thermometry is a useful method for treatment planning with MR-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS), as it provides accurate, real-time temperature maps. Thiel is an embalming medium that retains physical properties and life-like characteristics of human and animal tissue. The aim of the present study was to determine the accuracy of PRF Thermometry during MRgFUS and to estimate the value of PRF coefficient of pre-clinical Thiel embalmed human and animal tissue, and compare to fresh tissue and gel phantom.
Results and conclusions
The authors are thankful for financial assistance provided by the project FUSIMO (“Patient specific modelling and simulation of focused ultrasound in moving organs”) funded under the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. We would also like to thank Dr. Roos Eisma from CAHID project and Mrs. Helen McLeod for providing us with Thiel embalmed human tissue.
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