The feasibility of elastographic visualization of HIFU-induced thermal lesions in soft tissues

Faouzi Kallel, R. Jason Stafford, Roger E. Price, Raffaella Righetti, Jonathan Ophir, John D. Hazle

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Abstract

The potential for visualizing high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU)- induced thermal lesions in biological soft tissues in vitro using elastography was investigated. Thermal lesions were created in rabbit paraspinal skeletal muscle in vivo. The rabbits were sacrificed 60 h following the treatment and lesioned tissues were excised. The tissues were cast in a block of clear gel and elastographic images of the lesions were acquired. Gross pathology of the tissue samples confirmed the characteristics of the lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)641-647
Number of pages7
JournalUltrasound in Medicine and Biology
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1999

Keywords

  • Elastography
  • HIFU
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Strain
  • Tissue ablation
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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