HIFU in bone

Magnetic Resonance guided HIFU (MR-HIFU) is an alternative treatment to radiation therapy for palliative treatment in bone cancer. We develop a computational model which is capable of predicting the temperature increase in muscle and bone during the treatment. Apart from providing understanding of the physical processes, our modelling approach is essential for the clinical application since the standard MR methods cannot measure temperatures in bone.  In this project various challenges arise, like improving the current software or developing new models to describe the ultrasound field and implementing them. This subject is highly interdisciplinary comprising aspects of biology, physiology, physics, mathematics and computer science.

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