Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Multi-Frequency Focused Ultrasound for Tissue Ablation

[+] Author Affiliations
Saurabh Bakshi, Sijia Guo, Xiaoning Jiang

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Paper No. IMECE2011-64076, pp. 665-670; 6 pages
  • ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 2: Biomedical and Biotechnology Engineering; Nanoengineering for Medicine and Biology
  • Denver, Colorado, USA, November 11–17, 2011
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5488-4
  • Copyright © 2011 by ASME


In this study, the effectiveness of tissue ablation was investigated using multi-frequency high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) transducers (950 kHz, 1.5 MHz). Temperature rise and lesion volume were recorded when chicken tissue was ablated by focused ultrasound (FUS) with controlled ultrasound power and exposure time using single frequency and multi-frequency modes. It was found that multi-frequency tissue ablation gives a higher maximum temperature accompanied by a faster rise, and a larger ablation lesion volume, compared with single frequency ablation, under the same input conditions of electrical power, exposure time and depth of focus. Also, it was concluded that the same desired tissue temperature and ablation lesion conditions can be attained by using less power for the multi-frequency ablation. These findings are promising because the multi-frequency ultrasound ablation using FUS with a greater frequency difference could result in promising imaging guided effective therapy using one multi-frequency probe.

Copyright © 2011 by ASME



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In