The fabrication and integration of a 15 MHz array within a biopsy needle

Rachael McPhillips, David Watson, Jun Gao, Marc P. Y. Desmulliez, Sarah Vinnicombe, Sandy Cochran, Christine Demore

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Microultrasound is a real-time imaging modality that can resolve features <200 μm using frequencies of 15 MHz and above. While attenuation limits the penetration depth, incorporating a miniature transducer within a biopsy needle enables in vivo imaging of structures deep within the body. Imaging from the tip of minimally invasive needles has potential in applications in guiding intervention and tissue characterisation for diagnosis, for example, accurate navigation of interventional neurosurgical tools, and high resolution diagnostic imaging of breast lesions and axillary lymph nodes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS)
ISBN (Electronic)9781538633830
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium - Washington, United States
Duration: 6 Sept 20179 Sept 2017

Publication series

NameIEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium
ISSN (Electronic)1948-5727


Conference2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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