V.A. Khokhlova presented at ISTU On-Air webinar series

V.A. Khokhlova presented a lecture on "Nonlinear HIFU: Modeling, Sources, and Bioeffects" at October 28, 2021 On-Air webinar series of the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound (ISTU).

The International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound was founded in 2001 during the first ISTU Symposium in Chongqing (China). Since that time, ISTU organized annular Symposia and served in increasing the knowledge of therapeutic ultrasound within scientific and medical community, and facilitating translation of therapeutic ultrasound into the clinical area. The ISTU On-Air monthly webinars were organized in 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic time, when many regular meetings and workshops were cancelled. The goals of these webinars are to promote knowledge of therapeutic ultrasound and increase discussion among the ISTU community.

In recent years, nonlinear approaches in HIFU based on using high-amplitude strongly distorted ultrasound waves with shocks have been attracting an increasing attention of researchers and clinicians. Such approaches can provide enhanced heating of tissue in noninvasive surgery, improve real-time imaging capabilities of ultrasound therapies, and enable a broad range of shock-induced non-thermal bioeffects. The lecture presented by V.A. Khokhlova covered various aspects of nonlinear effects in HIFU, from basic wave phenomena up to current clinical applications.