Significant advances were made over the past decade in ultrasound (US) imaging and new therapeutic applications are emerging. Used alone or in combination with other imaging modalities, US imaging is also well suited for robot‐assisted interventions. This session will feature invited presentations on (1) the use of US and robot for interstitial breast implant high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy, (2) the possibilities of electromagnetic tracking system for interactive needle navigation, 3D‐printed patient‐specific skewed‐needle template, and co‐robots for interventional brachytherapy, (3), the real time US guidance, dosimetry and treatment optimization for novel HDR brachytherapy such as single fraction partial prostate treatment for early stage disease, and (4) the development of an integrated 3D x‐ray/ultrasound imaging system for on‐board guidance of soft tissue targets for external beam radiation therapy. Learning Objectives: 1. Understand the improvements made on ultrasound imaging technology 2. Understand the possibilities of real‐time imaging for a wide range of applications 3. Identify new applications for medical physicists of ultrasound imaging for image‐guided interventions. Part of this work is supported by NCI R01 CA 161613, and another part by a research contract with Philips Medical Systems.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging