Histotripsy Group
    Biomedical Engineering Department, University of Michigan




High Speed Imaging

Acoustic Monitoring

Optical Monitoring



Histotripsy Mechanism -> Acoustic Monitoring

Acoustic Monitoring


An enhanced, highly temporally-spatially changing acoustic backscatter is highly correlated with the histotripsy process. Histotripsy induced tissue fragmentation is produced only when this acoustic backscatter pattern is observed. This highly variable acoustic backscatter is due to the sound reflection from the dynamically changing bubble cloud. It can be used as a real-time feedback for the histotripsy process.




References:
Xu Z, JB Fowlkes, ED Rothman, AM Levin, and CA Cain. Controlled ultrasound tissue erosion: the role of dynamic interaction between insonation and microbubble activity. J Acoust Soc Am 2005; vol. 117: 424-435.