Ultrasonic velocity as a non-invasive measure of temperature in biological media

V. R. Singh, Sunita Chauhan, Sanjay Yadav, S. K. Chakarvarti

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Ultrasound as a therapeutic modality includes the utilization of ultrasonic heating effects for the treatment of various abnormalities. Hyperthermia falls under this functionalism and ultrasonics is now a well-established technique for cancer treatment warranting enlarged clinical trials but is impeded by the lack of non-invasive methods for temperature measurement and control. The study of the temperature dependence of the velocity of sound would be a possible means of thermometry say for cancer therapy, and is studied in detail for various biological media. The proportionate relationship between temperature and velocity among different tissues and structures are envisaged and correlated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-80
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Acoustics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1990
Externally publishedYes

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