HIFUpm: A visual environment to plan and monitor high intensity focused ultrasound treatments

D. Modena, D. Bassano, A. Elevelt, M. Baragona, P. A.J. Hilbers, M. A. Westenberg

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Abstract

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a non invasive therapeutic method, which has been a subject of interest for the treatment of various kinds of tumors. Despite the numerous advantages, HIFU techniques do not reach the high delivery precision like other therapies (e.g., radiotherapy). For this reason, a correct therapy planning and monitoring in HIFU treatments remains a challenge. We propose HIFUpm, a visual analytics approach which enables the visualization of the HIFU simulation results, while guiding the user in the evaluation of the procedure. We illustrate the use of HIFUpm for an ablative treatment of an osteoid osteoma. This use case demonstrates that HIFUpm provides a flexible visual environment to plan and monitor HIFU procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine, VCBM 2019
EditorsBarbora Kozlikova, Renata Georgia Raidou
PublisherEurographics Association
Pages207-211
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783038680819
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event2019 Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine, VCBM 2019 - Brno, Czech Republic
Duration: 4 Sep 20196 Sep 2019

Conference

Conference2019 Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine, VCBM 2019
CountryCzech Republic
CityBrno
Period4/09/196/09/19

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