Design and implementation of gantry movement controller and simple scanning patterns in ultrasound hyperthermia

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Title:
Design and implementation of gantry movement controller and simple scanning patterns in ultrasound hyperthermia
Author:
Kudrimoti, Abhijit, 1964-
Issue Date:
1991
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Scanned focussed ultrasound has been extensively used as a modality to induce hyperthermia for cancer treatment. A major area of research involves determining optimal methods for scanning the ultrasound focus in the tumor. For this research, two new scanning patterns have been designed and implemented in software. The first scanning pattern developed was the circular scan which made use of the rotate and tilt axes of the transducer gantry in an attempt to solve the problem of beam overlap during scanning. The second pattern developed was the yawed octagonal scan which provided more flexibility in scanning tumors of different sizes and orientations. Secondly, the commercial gantry movement control unit being used at the University of Arizona was replaced with a more compact functional unit and interfaced to personal computer with a highly user friendly interface for performing the ultrasound scanning routines to induce hyperthermia in tumors.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Engineering, Biomedical.; Engineering, Electronics and Electrical.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Tharp, Hal

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleDesign and implementation of gantry movement controller and simple scanning patterns in ultrasound hyperthermiaen_US
dc.creatorKudrimoti, Abhijit, 1964-en_US
dc.contributor.authorKudrimoti, Abhijit, 1964-en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractScanned focussed ultrasound has been extensively used as a modality to induce hyperthermia for cancer treatment. A major area of research involves determining optimal methods for scanning the ultrasound focus in the tumor. For this research, two new scanning patterns have been designed and implemented in software. The first scanning pattern developed was the circular scan which made use of the rotate and tilt axes of the transducer gantry in an attempt to solve the problem of beam overlap during scanning. The second pattern developed was the yawed octagonal scan which provided more flexibility in scanning tumors of different sizes and orientations. Secondly, the commercial gantry movement control unit being used at the University of Arizona was replaced with a more compact functional unit and interfaced to personal computer with a highly user friendly interface for performing the ultrasound scanning routines to induce hyperthermia in tumors.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Biomedical.en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Electronics and Electrical.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorTharp, Halen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1344019en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26917348en_US
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