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Abstract #4170

3D specific absorption rate estimation from focused ultrasound sonications using the Green’s function heat kernel

Nick Freeman1, Henrik Odéen1, and Dennis L Parker1

1Radiology and Imaging Sciences, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States

In-vivo determination of tissue thermal and acoustic properties, such as the specific absorption rate (SAR) for focus ultrasound, are important for accurate thermal modeling in treatment planning, monitoring, and control using, e.g., Pennes bioheat transfer equation. In this work we derive and present a numerical method using the Green’s function and MR thermometry data as input to estimate SAR non-invasively. The method is as accurate but substantially faster (on the order of seconds, compared to minutes) compared to two other SAR determination methods. Simulation and phantom experiments in a tissue mimicking gel phantom are performed.

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