Research Article
Volume 3 Issue 7 - 2020
Effective Therapeutic Treatment of Deep-Seated Brain Tumours with High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) for Better U-Healthcare
VR Singh1* and Kanika Singh2
1Professor, Chair, IEEE-IMS/EMBS Delhi, National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, India
2Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea
*Corresponding Author: VR Singh, Professor, Chair, IEEE-IMS/EMBS Delhi, National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, India.
Received: May 03, 2020; Published: June 18, 2020




Abstract

Cancer is a deadly disease and its diagnosis and treatment are required to be undertaken on priority basis, preferably at an early stage. Several conventional techniques are used presently in the hospitals but for an effective and reliable diagnosis and treatment of the disease, more efforts are required to be made on the development of new techniques, like focal ultrasound hyperthermia system, etc.

In the present research, development of a high intensity focal ultrasound (HIFU) system is presented for the treatment of deep seated brain tumour, in particular. Thermal profile under the focal beam is studied and plotted in the brain at different locations by using an array of temperature sensors. A non-contact double probe through transmission technique is also developed and used to monitor thermal profile pattern inside and outside the tumours. This thermal pattern is then correlated with the intensity of ultrasound.

Design and development of the ultrasound system are discussed here, in detail. Case studies are given about the treatment of cyst, tumour and cancerous cells, etc, particularly for the deep seated brain tumours, in an effective manner. RFID Chips and Wireless Sensor Networking (WSN) are used, along with the transducer systems, for ubiquitous health care applications in different environments. This contribution would be a new direction in the field of biomedical engineering for monitoring and control of the health condition of a patient, in a better way.

Keywords: Cancer; Focal Ultrasound; Tumour; Ablation; Hyperthermia; U-Healthcare

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Citation: VR Singh and Kanika Singh. “Effective Therapeutic Treatment of Deep-Seated Brain Tumours with High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) for Better U-Healthcare”. EC Clinical and Medical Case Reports 3.7 (2020): 12-25.

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