Hsu-Hsia Peng1, Teng-Yi Huang2, Wei-Min Tseng2, Yu-Hui Ding3, Hsiao-Wen Chung4, Wen-Shiang Chen3, Wen-Yih Isaac Tseng5
1Dept. of Biomedical Engineering & Environmental Sciences, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan; 2Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science & Technology, Taipei, Taiwan; 3Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; 4Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan; 5Center for Optoelectronic Biomedicine, Medical College of National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
An imaging sequence, which simultaneously monitors temperature change and magnetization transfer (MT) contrast, was applied on in vivo rabbit thigh muscle during HIFU sonicaiton. After sonication, T2WI, FLAIR images, and 3D MT images were acquired for long-term investigations of heated region. On the MTR maps, the surrounded tissue with low MTR delineates clearly the extent of heated region, underlining the advantage of long-term follow-up with usage of MT effect. In conclusion, real-time monitoring of temperature and MT mapping during HIFU sonication is an effective technique to evaluate the long-term follow-up of tissue damage following HIFU treatment.