In-vitro ultrasound temperature monitoring in bovine liver during RF ablation therapy using autocorrelation

Huihua Kenny Chiang, Chao Kang Liao, Yi Hong Chou*, Ton Tai Pan, Shin Chang Pan

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This paper presents a 2D tissue temperature estimation method for in-vitro monitoring a bovine liver using a diagnostic ultrasound when the tissue is heated under RF thermal therapy. The physical theory of the ultrasound temperature estimations is based on the linear relationship between the degree of temperature change and the ultrasound echo-shift. The RF echo signals were used to calculate the 2D phase changes and estimate the temperature distributions map. It is demonstrated that the ultrasound temperature estimation method can successfully estimate the 2D temperature distribution in bovine liver tissue for temperature ranging from 30°Cto 70°C. The temperature distributions map can also be shown on a regular B-mode ultrasound image by overlaying. This temperature estimation method shows the dynamics of the temperature distribution inside tissue, this information are very important for thermal dosage control and real time temperature monitoring during RF thermal therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1439-1442
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium
StatePublished - Oct 2002
Event2002 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium - Munich, Germany
Duration: 8 Oct 200211 Oct 2002


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