Research Project

Interventional PhotoAcoustic Surgical System (I-Pass)

PhotoAcoustic Surgical System that will develop novel ultrasound imaging techniques

This project focuses on developing the Interventional PhotoAcoustic Surgical System that will develop novel ultrasound imaging techniques for minimally invasive surgery and other interventions such as biopsies, tumor ablation, brachytherapy, and robotic surgery. These techniques will enable accurate, reliable, and efficient fusion of intraoperative ultrasound (IOUS) images with real time video from endoscopic cameras, preoperative CT or MRI images, and other data to assist surgeons in performing surgery more accurately, quickly, and safely. Although this project uses resection of kidney and liver tumors and minimally invasive ablation of liver tumors to provide immediate focus, the techniques developed will be broadly useful across a wide range of clinical applications.

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