Samir Merouche

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Unresectable liver tumors are often treated with interstitial probes that modify tissue temperature, and efficacious treatment relies on image guidance for tissue targeting and assessment. Here, we report the in vivo evaluation of an interstitial applicator with a mechanically oscillating five-element dual-mode transducer. After thoroughly characterizing(More)
Locating and evaluating the length and severity of a stenosis is very important for planning adequate treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Conventional ultrasound (US) examination cannot provide maps of entire lower limb arteries in 3-D. We propose a prototype 3D-US robotic system with B-mode images, which is nonionizing, noninvasive, and is able(More)
The degree of stenosis is the most common criterion used to assess the severity of lower limb peripheral arterial disease. Two-dimensional ultrasound (US) imaging is the first-line diagnostic method for investigating lesions, but it cannot render a 3-D map of the entire lower limb vascular tree required for therapy planning. We propose a prototype 3-D US(More)
Interstitial probes have been shown as effective devices to deliver high-intensity ultrasound therapy. Here, cylindrically-focused dual-mode transducers with either one or 5-elements were characterized, and a monoelement probe was evaluated in vitro. In therapy mode, the transducers were maximally efficient (> or =70%) at 5.6 MHz with surface intensities up(More)
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