St Hilda's College
CDT Postgraduate Studentship in Healthcare Innovation
(RCUK Digital Economy Programme grant number EP/G036861/1)
Electromagnetic acoustic imaging of lesions formed in tissue by therapeutic ultrasound
High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is non-invasive method of destroying cancerous tissue with no significant side-effects. One barrier to its wider spread use is the need for accurate monitoring of which region of tissue has been successfully treated. In this project a novel imaging modality developed at Oxford University, Electromagnetic Acoustic (EMA) imaging, will be evaluated to assess if it can monitor the treatment of tissue by HIFU. It will involve fundamental experiments using gel phantoms followed by evaluation using ex vivo bovine liver.