报告时间：2017年6月2日 上午 9:00
报告地点：北京航空航天大学 新主楼会议中心 第二报告厅
Ultrasound has been used for medical diagnosis and therapy for more than 5 decades. It has been proven to be non-invasive and to have many clinical applications in diagnosing a variety of diseases including cardiac problems and tumors. The current trends are in developing approaches for assessing elastic properties of tissues to circumvent the problem that has plagued medical imaging for years in that sometimes lesions such as tumors are palpable but not visible on images and in developing high frequency (>20 MHz) devices to visualize superficial anatomical structures and to image smaller objects including small animals and neonates.
More exciting developments of medical ultrasound recently however are in the therapeutic fronts. These include high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment of uterine fibroids, essential tremor, and other brain diseases under imaging guidance which can be MR or ultrasound. Ultrasound enhanced drug delivery across the blood brain barrier (BBB) in conjunction with the introduction of gas containing contrast agents has garnered intense interest for treating brain tumors. The last but not the least is in cosmetic ultrasound which has become immensely popular in lifting and tightening skin.
Professor Shung received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from University of Washington, Seattle, WA, in 1975. He has been a professor of biomedical engineering at USC since 2002 and the director of NIH Resource Center on Medical Ultrasonic Transducer Technology since 1997. He was appointed a dean’s professor in biomedical engineering at the Viterbi School of Engineering at USC in 2013. Dr. Shung is a life fellow of IEEE, and a fellow of the Acoustical Society