A fast estimation model for angular spectrum based focused ultrasound wave simulation in layered tissue media

Tariq M. Arif, Zhiming Ji

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Abstract

High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a popular non-invasive therapeutic tool and widely used in many clinical settings. The simulation models used for HIFU responses are computationally expensive and time-consuming. Among many numerical HIFU simulation methods, the Rayleigh-Sommerfeld approach is considered to be a reliable one. However, Rayleigh-Sommerfeld is suitable for homogeneous medium, and for a heterogeneous media, many approximations should be made in order to reduce the calculation time. In this study, we propose a fast methodology for estimating focused ultrasound pressure-temperature field responses through layered tissue media. A computationally efficient nonlinear angular spectrum-based method that can address the effects of varying attenuations, reflections and refractions from tissue layers is implemented to calculate reference datasets. From the simulation datasets, a profile function coupled with a GUI code is constructed for estimating the pressure-temperature response by using a Gaussian function and a Genetic Algorithm. The HIFU response model illustrated in this study can be advantageous and time-effective when multiple simulations are required on a similar complex patient model, and it can be used to guide and reduce the sets of simulations required for planning HIFU treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiomedical and Biotechnology Engineering
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791859407
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
EventASME 2019 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2019 - Salt Lake City, United States
Duration: Nov 11 2019Nov 14 2019

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
Volume3

Conference

ConferenceASME 2019 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2019
CountryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City
Period11/11/1911/14/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

Keywords

  • Angular spectrum method
  • GUI
  • Gaussian function
  • Genetic Algorithm
  • HIFU
  • Rayleigh-Sommerfeld

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