Volume 3 Supplement 1
Ex vivoovine liver model simulating respiratory motion and blood perfusion for validating image-guided HIFU systems
© Xiao et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2015
Published: 30 June 2015
The effect of moving organs and blood perfusion on image guided procedures such as focused ultrasound is challenging therefore we have developed ex vivo ovine liver phantoms to simulate respiratory motion and blood perfusion. The simulator was used to validate ultrasound image-guided HIFU treatment when the target tissue was moving.
Results and conclusions
The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme FP7 under grant agreement n° 611963.
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