Intracranial catheter for integrated 3D ultrasound imaging & hyperthermia: Feasibility study


Journal Article

In this study, we investigate the feasibility of developing an intracranial catheter transducer capable of real time 3D (RT3D) imaging and ultrasound hyperthermia, for application in the visualization and treatment of tumors in the brain. Feasibility is demonstrated by acquiring RT3D images in a canine model using a 10 Fr, matrix array catheter transducer, and by achieving a temperature rise over 4°C in excised pork muscle using a linear array transducer with our diagnostic scanner. An integrated matrix and linear array catheter transducer prototype was constructed and used to acquire images of test phantoms. © 2007 IEEE.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Herickhoff, CD; Light, ED; Mukundan, S; Wolf, PD; Dixon-Tulloch, E; Shih, T; Hsu, SJ; Smith, SW

Published Date

  • December 1, 2007

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 208 - 211

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1051-0117

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/ULTSYM.2007.63

Citation Source

  • Scopus