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Temperature imaging using diagnostic ultrasound: methods for guidance and monitoring of thermal treatments of tissue
Author(s): Emad S. Ebbini; Claudio Simon
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Paper Abstract

The use of diagnostic ultrasound as a tool for 2D noninvasive temperature imaging is described. The mathematical and physical properties behind this new approach are given. It is shown that temperature changes on the order of 0.1 degree(s)C can be detected with a spatial resolution on the order of 1 mm. It is further shown that temperature variations can be tracked up to nearly 20 degree(s)C from baseline for relatively long durations. The advantages and limitations of this new temperature imaging method are discussed. Its application to guidance and control of thermal surgery is discussed and illustrated with examples.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3594, Thermal Treatment of Tissue with Image Guidance, (19 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.348733
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Emad S. Ebbini, Univ. of Minnesota/Twin Cities (United States)
Claudio Simon, ATL Ultrasound (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3594:
Thermal Treatment of Tissue with Image Guidance
Thomas P. Ryan; Terence Z. Wong, Editor(s)

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