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Abstract #4117

Monitoring of Focused Ultrasound Induced Stable Cavitation by Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging: In Vivo Experiments

Yu-Ting Jiang1, Cheng-Tao Ho1, Po-Hung Hsu2, Hao-Li Liu3, Chih-Kuang Yeh1, and Hsu-Hsia Peng1
1Department of Biomedical Engineering and Environmental Sciences, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 2Center for Advanced Molecular Imaging and Translation, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan, 3Department of Electrical Engineering, Chang-gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan

We aimed to monitor the focused ultrasound (FUS)-induced stable cavitation (SC) by using single-shot turbo spin-echo based sequence in in vivo experiments. The FUS were transmitted to the cortex ~2‐mm beneath the superior sagittal sinus of rats with acoustic pressure=0.5 or 0.8 MPa. A cavitation index map was computed to highlight the occurrence of SC at focus. In conclusion, the simultaneous acquisitions of spin-echo based images during FUS transmission and the proposed CI map can immediately localize the position occurring SC. The relevant information can be feedbacked to FUS facility for improving the procedure of BBB opening.

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