Ultrasound Imaging is probably the one most common uses of ultrasound experienced by the public. It is often used as the first diagnostic tool to non-invasively examine the abdomen, with scans during pregnancy of the developing baby, and examination of the liver and other organs. Machine Learning is helping differentiate more accurately tumourous material from healthy cells.
Ultrasound is also used therapeutically, aiding administration of drugs through cavitation, destroying tumours directly, and used in surgery to assist tools to cut and drill tissues. Robotic and mechatronic systems can apply tools in less invasive ways.
Prof Sandy Cochran, Prof Margaret Lucas, Dr Paul Prentice, Dr Hadi Heidari, Dr Shufan Yang
Ultrasurge, Sonopill, Cavlab, WiseCure