Monitoring the formation of thermal lesions with heat-induced echo-strain imaging: a feasibility study.

@article{Souchon2005MonitoringTF,
  title={Monitoring the formation of thermal lesions with heat-induced echo-strain imaging: a feasibility study.},
  author={R{\'e}mi Souchon and Guillaume Bouchoux and Eva Maciejko and Cyril Lafon and Dominique J. Cathignol and Michel Bertrand and Jean-Yves Chapelon},
  journal={Ultrasound in medicine & biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={251-9}
}
We investigated the feasibility of using echo-strain images to visualize the extent of high-intensity ultrasound (US)-induced thermal lesions during their formation. Echo-strain, defined as the relative deformation of the backscattered ultrasonic signal, is due to tissue expansion and to changes in the speed of sound during heating. First, a theoretical… CONTINUE READING