Kazunori Itani

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High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a promising technique for cancer treatment owing to its minimal invasiveness and safety. However, skin burn, long treatment time and incomplete ablation are main shortcomings of this method. This paper presents a novel HIFU robotic system for breast cancer treatment. The robot has 4 rotational degrees of freedom(More)
Ultrasound imaging provides real-time feedback for highly accurate positioning and dosing control. In addition , spatial restriction of high-intensity focused ultra-sound (HIFU) transducer position in the ultrasound image-guided system is less than that in the case of MRI-guided system. Therefore, wider beam approaching path can be used in the ultrasound(More)
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