Safety Issues for HIFU Transducer Design

  title={Safety Issues for HIFU Transducer Design},
  author={G{\'e}rard Fleury and R{\'e}mi Berriet and Jean Yves Chapelon and Gail ter Haar and Cyril Lafon and Olivier Baron and Laurent Chupin and Fabrice PICHONNAT and J L Lenormand},
In contrast with most ultrasound modalities for medical applications, (especially ultrasound imaging), High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) involves technologies and procedures which may present risk to the patient. These risks, resulting from the high power levels required for effective therapy, should be taken into account at the earliest stages in the design of a system dedicated to HIFU treatment. An understanding of these risks must thus be shared amongst the many players in the field… CONTINUE READING


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