Neuronavigation with Skull Segmentation and Acoustic Modeling for Guiding Transcranial Acoustoelectric Brain Imaging

Margaret Allard, Chet Preston, Chiao Huang, Nan Kuei Chen, Russell S. Witte

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Abstract

Transcranial Acoustoelectric Brain Imaging (tABI) combines ultrasound (US) with radiofrequency detection to map electrical currents in the brain at the mm and ms scales. To optimize tABI and ensure safe exposure, a feedback system is required to monitor and track the US beam through the skull. This study proposes combining a real-time neuronavigation system with acoustic modeling and MRI-based skull segmentation to optimize transcranial US delivery. We developed a testbed to estimate targeting accuracy and algorithms to optimally steer and focus US through the human skull for tABI and other applications that require US delivery to the brain. The optimized system is modeled to deliver focused US to brain targets through the skull with a FWHM of 3.88mm at the focus with steering at sub-mm accuracy, enabling safe and accurate guidance of tABI. The integrated system allows for a prediction of the US beam trajectory through the human skull with registration to clinical images for guidance and improving accuracy of real-time tABI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalIEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Event2021 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2021 - Virtual, Online, China
Duration: Sep 11 2011Sep 16 2011

Keywords

  • Acoustoelectric Imaging
  • Focused Ultrasound
  • Neuronavigation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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