2014 Summer Project Week:Focused Ultrasound Pressure Sensor

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Key Investigators

Robin Kouver

Nassim Alikacem

Pete Anderson

Project Description

Objective

  • Focused Ultrasound is used for the disruption of the blood brain barrier. As the tumor interstitial pressure is high, it is important to quantify the pressure during sonication.

Approach, Plan

  • Brainstorm design for a pressure sensor that allows such measurements in small animals (rats).

Progress

  • We did a lot of internet research, we found a pressure transducer with the right accuracy, we ordered it, we started to program it and we had very interesting discussions with other people which helped us to move forward.