Title: Active and Passive Imaging Strategies for Therapeutic Ultrasound Guidance

Speaker Name: Dr. Himanshu Shekhar

Speaker Email: himanshu.shekhar@iitgn.ac.in

Speaker Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar


Abstract: Ultrasound is both a diagnostic as well as a therapeutic modality. Histotripsy is an emerging non-invasive ablation approach that exploits the mechanical bioeffects of high-pressure ultrasound pulses. Promoting the safety and efficacy of this therapy is essential for its clinical translation and adoption. In this talk, I will discuss our efforts to develop image guidance techniques for guiding therapy. Specifically, I will describe a nonlinear imaging approach based on chirp-coded excitation and Volterra filtering for visualizing the ablation region. Next, I will discuss a passive imaging approach using nonlinear beamformers for localizing the ablation region and an optical sensing method to guide therapy. I will conclude with a discussion of the advantages and challenges associated with the approaches presented.

Mode: Online

Date and Time of Event: June 24th, 2023, from 7 PM to 8 PM (IST)

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Youtube Streaming Link: CS SBC: https://youtube.com/live/7LWt3YiwJfE?feature=share