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High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Therapy Hands-on Workshop


S Sammet


S Sammet1*, (1) University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL

MO-A-144-1 Monday 8:00AM - 9:55AM Room: 144

High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) therapy is a therapeutic modality that uses ultrasound waves as carriers of energy. HIFU is used to focus a beam of ultrasound energy into a small volume at specific target locations within the body. The focused beam causes localized high temperatures and produces a well-defined regions of necrosis. This completely non-invasive technology has great potential for tumor ablation and targeted drug delivery.

The goal of this ultrasound therapy workshop is to demonstrate advancements in high intensity focused ultrasound. The workshop will offer lectures reviewing ultrasound physics and safety, current ultrasound technology, and an overview of the state-of-the art in ultrasound treatment. Furthermore, we will allow the attendees to see configurations, applications, and hands-on demonstrations with on-site instructors at separate stations.

Target audience: Medical physicists and other medical professionals in diagnostic imaging or radiation oncology with interest in high-intensity focused ultrasound.

Learning Objectives
1. High-intensity focused ultrasound as a therapeutic modality
2. Review of ultrasound physics and safety for HIFU applications
3. Introduction to current ultrasound technology and equipment
4. Overview of the state-of-the art in ultrasound treatment


Funding Support, Disclosures, and Conflict of Interest: 1. NCI funded Cancer Education and Career Development program (R25), Nanotechnology in Imaging and Radiotherapy 2. Cancer Research Foundation Young Investigator Award 3. Philips Healthcare Research Grant

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