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Cavitational methods for characterising and testing clinical high-intensity focused ultrasound systems

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High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is rapidly emerging as a viable alternative to more invasive methods for routine treatment of malignant tissue. Key to the success of HIFU therapy is the development of standardised Quality Assessment (QA) procedures, designed to regularly assess the safety and efficacy of clinical HIFU transducers. Current HIFU QA procedures offer either accurate spatial calibration at the expense of impractically long acquisition times, or more rapid characteris...

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University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
Research group:
Biomedical Ultrasonics and Biotherapy Laboratory
Oxford college:
St John's College
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MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
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MPLS
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Engineering Science
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Faragher, S
Grant:
EP/F01564X/1
Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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English
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2016-11-15

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