ThUNDDAR Video Resources

ThUNDDAR is multi-disciplinary network of therapeutic ultrasound experts.  This page aims to provide a resource of  materials supporting interests in Therapy Ultrasound. 

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About ThUNDDAR

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Gail ter Haar introduces ThUNDDAR

About ThUNDDAR

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What is 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.

ThUNDDAR Live! - Replay

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Professor Robin Cleveland - Ultrasound Propagation - The Fundamentals

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Professor Eleanor Stride - Bubble Basics

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Professor Mengxing Tang - Super Resolution Ultrasound

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Professor Robin Cleveland - Ultrasound Propagation - The Fundamentals Part Two

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Professor Matt O'Donnell - Light and Sound: Integrating Photonics with Ultrasonics

Visiting Fellows

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Double Bubble: ‘How to use bubbles and droplets in medical diagnosis and therapy’

Lecture by the first ThUNDDAR visiting fellow - J Brian Fowlkes

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.

Therapy Ultrasound in Application

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The case of the disappearing Essential Tremor

Professor Wady Gedroyc and his colleagues at St Mary’s Hospital cure Dinesh Kotecha’s debilitating tremor.

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Essential Tremor: Good News

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.

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Haifu: The Patients’ Story

A medical team in Chong Qing is successfully treating thousands of women for Utirine fibroids. They are collaborating with medics in Oxford.

Therapy Ultrasound Winter School - Les Houches

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A week in the mountains - Therapy Ultrasound Under Scrutiny

This week long event was designed as an introduction to the wide ranging field of ultrasound therapy, accessible to students of any discipline.  

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Winter School: A Week in the Mountains

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.

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Winter School Interview: Gail ter Haar

A journey towards exciting futures

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Winter School Interview: Joo Ha Hwang and Afshin Gangi

Winter School Interview: Joo Ha Hwang and Afshin Gangi: innovation in the future.

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Winter School Interview: Robin Cleveland

Engineering HIFU, from kidney stones to cancer

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Winter School Interview: Betsy Repasky

The immune system and therapy ultrasound

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Winter School Interview: Larry Crum

A long personal history with FUS

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Winter School Interview: Jean Francois Aubry

From the Curies to the present excitement