IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering

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Modeling of Interstitial Ultrasound Ablation for Continuous Applicator Rotation with MR Validation
Predictive modeling can play an important role in thermal ablative cancer treatments where estimated energy deposition may integrate into pre-operative planning software or combine with closed loop control. In this work, we develop a finite element model capable of simulating continuous rotation by a directional interstitial ultrasound applicator. The developed model simulates temperature maps for different rotation trajectories. The developed simulation was validated using magnetic resonance thermal imaging and demonstrated performance suitable for real-time control of robotically actuated conformal tumor ablation... Read more
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Fiber optic sensors-based thermal analysis of perfusion-mediated tissue cooling in liver undergoing laser ablation
Blood perfusion plays a key role for the ablation success, especially in the case of highly vascularized organs like liver. Aim of this work is to evaluate the vessel distance influence on the thermal gradient and the cooling of the tissue caused by blood perfusion during laser ablation. The proposed setup, based on Fiber Bragg Grating sensors (FBGs) around the laser applicator, permitted to measure the heat propagation and to observe a relevant tissue cooling near to the vessel... Read more
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Self-scanned HIFU ablation of moving tissue using real-time hybrid US-MR imaging
          High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) treatment in the abdominal cavity is challenging due to the respiratory motion. In the self-scanning HIFU ablation method the focal spot is kept static and the heating pattern is obtained through natural tissue motion. This... Read more
TBME 60th Anniversary
Recent Advances in Thermal Treatment Techniques and Thermally Induced Immune Responses Against Cancer
J. F. Bai, P. Liu, and L. X. Xu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Volume 61, Issue 5, Page:1497-1505 Thermal ablation techniques present promising approaches to tumor treatment because of its recent advances in precise energy delivery and real-time monitoring, its non- or... Read more