Accurate High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Ablation in a Porcine Liver Model Through Integration of Real-Time Image Guidance, Robotic Navigation, and Elastographic Monitoring

Carnegie, Daniel A; Boctor, Emad M; Guo, Xiaoyu; Kang, Hyun-Jae; Deshmukh, Nsihikant; Foroughi, Pezhman; Burdette, Cliff E; Webster III, Robert J; Burgner, Jessica; Choti, Michael A
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Conference, 2012
Accurate High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Ablation in a Porcine Liver Model Through Integration of Real-Time Image Guidance, Robotic Navigation, and Elastographic Monitoring

Abstract


Active research into accurate, minimally-invasive, image-guided destruction of focal hepatic malignancies will expand the population of treatable patients and potentially extend survival. Our objective is to develop an accurate, real-time monitored minimally-invasive ablation system through the integration of highintensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) ablation within a flexible needle configuration, robotic steerable active cannula guidance, and real-time elasticity monitoring.

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