Physicists in Medicine Meeting Report


Kullervo Hynynen, PhD, Professor of Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto presented a distinguished lecture at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Annual Meeting. The lecture, entitled “Advances in Ultrasound Therapy,” explained the principles, technology, and techniques behind focused ultrasound and its clinical use for drug delivery. Additional FUS presentations included:

Additional FUS presentations included:

  • An expert panel discussed image-guided Interventions, covering major trends in surgical intervention, including FUS.
  • The Fox Chase Cancer Center presented five research abstracts on various studies using non-thermal, pulsed FUS for cancer therapy, including prostate cancer.
  • Scientists at the University of Michigan used focused ultrasound to release molecules from acoustically responsive scaffolds.

Focused ultrasound presentations at the 2016 AAPM meeting included:

WE-H-209-0 The Zagzebski/Carson Distinguished Lecture on Medical Ultrasound: Image Guided Ultrasound Therapy – K Hynynen1*, (1) University of Toronto, ON

MO-DE-202-0 Image-Guided Interventions: Advances in Intraoperative Imaging, Guidance, and An Emerging Role for Medical Physics in Surgery – K Farahani1*, J Siewerdsen2*, T Kapur3*, R Shekhar4*, (1) National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, (2) Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, (3) Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Bostons, MA, (4) Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC

SU-F-J-215 Non-Thermal Pulsed High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Therapy Combined with 5-Aminolevulinic Acid: An in Vivo Pilot Study – B Wang*, W He , D Cvetkovic , L Chen , C Ma , Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA

SU-F-J-216 MR-Guided Non-Thermal Pulsed Focused Ultrasound for Cancer Therapy – C Ma*, B Wang , D Cvetkovic , L Chen , Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA

SU-F-J-225 Histology Study of MR Guided Pulsed Focused Ultrasound On Treatment of Prostate Cancer in Vivo – L Chen*, D Cvetkovic , X Chen , B Wang , R Gupta , C Ma , Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA

WE-AB-BRA-1 Biodistribution of Paclitaxel-Loaded Nanodroplets for Prostate Cancer Management Using Ultrasound-Mediated Drug Delivery Under MR-Guidance – R Gupta*, D Cvetkovic , B Wang , L Chen , C Ma , Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA

WE-AB-BRA-2 Study of the Therapeutic Effects of Pulsed Focused Ultrasound Combined with Encapsulated Chemotherapeutic Agents for Prostate Cancer in Vivo – L Chen*, D Cvetkovic , X Chen , B Wang , R Gupta, C Ma , Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA

WE-AB-BRA-3 Non-Invasive Controlled Release From Implantable Hydrogel Scaffolds Using Ultrasound – A Moncion*, O.D Kripfgans , A.J Putnam , R.T Franceschi , M.L Fabiilli , University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan