Transcranial Sound Field Characterization Using High Intensity Focused Ultrasound - Establishment of a Skull Bone Data Base

Project Name: Transcranial Sound Field Characterization Using High Intensity Focused Ultrasound - Establishment of a Skull Bone Data Base
Status: Complete
Primary Site: University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Sponsor Organization: Focused Ultrasound Foundation
Funded Date: Oct 28, 2009
Funding Period: Oct 28, 2009 - Nov 01, 2010
Funding Program: Brain Program
Category: Technical
Amount Awarded: $118,649.00

Abstract

The goal of this project is establish a skull bone data base. We intend to collect matching acoustic (sound field characterization) and thin-sliced CT data sets of 150 skulls of various conditions (half/full skulls, full heads). Primary aim of the data base is to provide skull data sets, including their average and distribution of critical measures (ie. skull thickness/density), to the FUSF community for various simulation projects. The latter include potential generation of hot spots or standing waves as well as translational simulations (ie. varying transmit frequencies). Secondary aim is to compare bone density and bone thickness with acoustic signal absorption in a larger series of human cadaveric skulls and to test whether this three parameters correlate with each other.

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