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Title: Acoustic characterization of high intensity focused ultrasound fields generated from a transmitter with a large aperture

Prediction and measurement of the acoustic field emitted from a high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is essential for the accurate ultrasonic treatment. In this study, the acoustic field generated from a strongly focused HIFU transmitter was characterized by a combined experiment and simulation method. The spheroidal beam equation (SBE) was utilized to describe the nonlinear sound propagation. The curve of the source pressure amplitude versus voltage excitation was determined by fitting the measured ratio of the second harmonic to the fundamental component of the focal waveform to the simulation result; finally, the acoustic pressure field generated by the strongly focused HIFU transmitter was predicted by using the SBE model. A commercial fiber optic probe hydrophone was utilized to measure the acoustic pressure field generated from a 1.1 MHz HIFU transmitter with a large half aperture angle of 30°. The maximum measured peak-to-peak pressure was up to 72 MPa. The validity of this combined approach was confirmed by the comparison between the measured results and the calculated ones. The results indicate that the current approach might be useful to describe the HIFU field. The results also suggest that this method is not valid for low excitations owing to low sensitivity of the secondmore » harmonic.« less
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ; ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Institute of Acoustics, Key Laboratory of Modern Acoustics, MOE, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China)
  2. (China)
  3. Jiangsu Province Institute for Medical Equipment Testing, Nanjing 210012 (China)
  4. Department of electronic information, Nantong University, Nantong 226019 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22271003
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 115; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: (c) 2014 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ACOUSTICS; APERTURES; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; DIAGRAMS; DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; EXCITATION; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; OPTICAL FIBERS; ULTRASONIC WAVES