Ultrasound has long served as a diagnostic method. Its application as a form of therapy treatment, however, is relatively new. In this process, ultrasound waves are highly concentrated to destroy diseased tissue, tumor cells in particular, and render them harmless.
Focussed ultrasound in combination with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a novel high-potential approach to non-invasive tumor therapy. Acoustic transport energy into the tissue (ablation), which causes the destruction of tumor cells. The lack of adequate tools for ultrasound simulation, plan computation and tissue tracking has prevented the full exploitation of the therapeutic potential so far. The development of such components is the aim of this project.