When irradiated with a high-intensity ultrasonic field, living tissue might undergo phenomena ranging from heat deposition to bubble formation. Such effects have the potential of inducing structural and functional changes in soft tissue, and have been traditionally avoided in diagnostic ultrasound.
In recent years, however, efforts have been shifted towards enhancing and controlling the occurrence of these phenomena so they can be used in other biomedical applications such as non-invasive surgery with high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU).
Our research focuses on understanding ultrasound-induced bubble formation and activity in order to model and design appropriate protocols for specific surgical needs.
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