Dr. Jahan Tavakkoli of the Department of Physics, Ryerson University gave a seminar on Ultrasound-Guided high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU).
Ultrasound is a unique energy-based modality with a number of applications in medicine and biology. Besides widespread diagnostic applications of ultrasound, its therapeutic usage has gained increasing interest in both scientific and clinical communities during past couple of decades. One of the most promising therapeutic ultrasound modalities is high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), in which intensive focused ultrasound beams are utilized to induce controlled thermal and/or mechanical lesions deep in tissue in non- or minimally-invasive fashions. This talk presents an overview of speaker’s recent research and development activities in the area of ultrasound-guided HIFU. The talk’s outline includes:
- Introduction to Biomedical Ultrasound (Diagnostic and Therapeutic)
- Ultrasound Monitoring and Guidance of HIFU Therapy
- HIFU in Neurology and Neurosurgery
Our group wanted to thank you again for coming to the Lakehead University. We greatly appreciate the time you took out of your busy schedule to speak with the Lakehead University physics community on the topic of “Ultrasound-guided HIFU: A Research Overview”, and we hope to have you back at the Lakehead University again.