3D-printed adaptive acoustic lens as a disruptive technology for transcranial ultrasound therapy using single-element transducers.

@article{Maimbourg20173DprintedAA,
  title={3D-printed adaptive acoustic lens as a disruptive technology for transcranial ultrasound therapy using single-element transducers.},
  author={Guillaume Maimbourg and Alexandre Houdouin and Thomas Deffieux and Mickael Tanter and Jean-François Aubry},
  journal={Physics in medicine and biology},
  year={2017},
  volume={63 2},
  pages={
          025026
        }
}
The development of multi-element arrays for better control of the shape of ultrasonic beams has opened the way for focusing through highly aberrating media, such as the human skull. As a result, the use of brain therapy with transcranial-focused ultrasound has rapidly grown. Although effective, such technology is expensive. We propose a disruptive, low-cost approach that consists of focusing a 1 MHz ultrasound beam through a human skull with a single-element transducer coupled with a tailored… CONTINUE READING
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