ThUNDDAR is multi-disciplinary network of therapeutic ultrasound experts. This page aims to provide a resource of materials supporting interests in Therapy Ultrasound.
Professor Gail ter Haar and animator AnneMarie Walsh team up to provide an engaging basic explanation of how focused ultrasound can be used both for treatment and to target drug therapy.
Stabilized microbubbles provide ultrasound contrast between vascular structures and other tissues is due to the high echogenicity of the bubbles and their nonlinear response.
Superheated perfluorocarbon droplets can also be used to produce bubbles in situ by ultrasound in a process termed acoustic droplet vaporization (ADV). These droplets can be used as vascular agents, made sufficiently small for extravascular delivery in tumor tissue or formulated for implants used in tissue engineering. In each case, formulation can include encapsulate drugs for local release.
Microbubbles can undergo stable and/or inertial cavitation resulting in physical effects to tissue such as enhanced heating or mechanical effects ranging from petechial hemorrhage to complete tissue emulsification, termed Histotripsy. This presentation will discuss the duality of microbubbles and droplet emulsions as diagnostic and therapeutic agents.
Professor Wady Gedroyc and his colleagues at St Mary’s Hospital cure Dinesh Kotecha’s debilitating tremor.
This short film brings together extracts from many of the films made in the last three years about essential tremor showing just how helpful therapy ultrasound can be for patients with this condition.
A medical team in Chong Qing is successfully treating thousands of women for Utirine fibroids. They are collaborating with medics in Oxford.
This week long event was designed as an introduction to the wide ranging field of ultrasound therapy, accessible to students of any discipline.
Experts and students meet in Les Houches to share their experience and explore an exciting future. The ThUNDDAR project sponsored 14 British students to attend the meeting. A shorter version of the main film.
A journey towards exciting futures
Winter School Interview: Joo Ha Hwang and Afshin Gangi: innovation in the future.
Engineering HIFU, from kidney stones to cancer
The immune system and therapy ultrasound
A long personal history with FUS
From the Curies to the present excitement