This webinar was held on September 24th featuring Kullervo Hynynen, M.Sc., PhD from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre presenting:

"Ultrasound Transducer Technology"

View the lecture from the following link:

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Dr. Hynynen is a Senior Scientist from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. His research has focused on studying the effects of ultrasound beams on tissue and their utilization in therapy. He is investigating the use of focused ultrasound for noninvasive surgery, vascular surgery, targeted drug delivery and gene therapy. He has developed theoretical models to help understand treatment parameters and to allow optimization of treatment devices. He has conducted in vivo experiments to investigate the various biological end points that can be induced by controlling the sonication parameters.

His research on ultrasound transducers has been used to design and develop new phased array applicators and better ways to deliver therapy. He is also looking at the use of magnetic resonance imaging to detect and quantify noninvasive ultrasound exposure in vivo. He has developed several systems that are being tested clinically. Dr. Hynynen is currently exploring new ways to utilize ultrasound for imaging with the aim of using the methods for controlling delivery of therapy and aid in tumour diagnosis.

This session was moderated by Shin-ichiro Umemura, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus as well as a Research Scientist of Biomedical Engineering at Tohoku University. His research interests are in biomedical ultrasonics, especially therapeutic ultrasound enhanced by cavitation and microbubbles including sonodynamic therapy. They are extended to ultrasonic imaging, especially that for monitoring the noninvasive therapeutic processes.

He was a Professor of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at Tohoku University, from 2007 to 2018 and from 2008 to 2018, respectively. He also has experiences in both industry and medical academia though being an R&D member of Hitachi and a Professor in the Department of Human Healthcare at Kyoto University, from 1980 to 2005 and from 2005 to 2006, respectively. He is an IEEE Fellow since 2000, a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America since 2009, and a Fry Honorary Fellow of the International Society of Therapeutic Ultrasound since 2010.

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