The aim of this work is to evaluate measurement methods for dosimetry and exposimetry quantities that were developed in the EMRP project “Dosimetry for Ultrasound Therapy -DUTy” by comparing the measurement results for three common quantities from three national laboratories. It further aims to investigate the general feasibility of possible future (key) comparisons for dosimetry and exposimetry quantities and to identify possible open challenges towards this goal. The general format is similar to a metrological comparison, with which the National Metrological Institutes, NMIs, are already familiar. The first step involved the agreement of the protocol that was to specify the set of transducers to be circulated and the measurement conditions. Two transducers were circulated and different drive voltage levels and pulsing regimes were defined and tissue mimicking materials (TMMs) characteristics were specified. Each lab was asked to prepare the TMMs for their own measurements with the inclusion of formulations and preparation instructions specified in the protocol. Uncertainties of the input data were to be declared by the participating laboratories.

Towards Comparison of Ultrasound Dose Measurements - Current Capabilities and Open Challenges / Durando, Giovanni; Guglielmone, Claudio Luigi Dome; Haller, J.; Georg, O.; Shaw, A.; Martin, E.; Karaböce, B.. - In: PHYSICS PROCEDIA. - ISSN 1875-3892. - 70(2015), pp. 1114-1118. ((Intervento presentato al convegno ICU 2015 International Congress on Ultrasonics, Metz, France tenutosi a METZ (FRANCE) nel 11-14/05/2015 [10.1016/j.phpro.2015.08.238].

Towards Comparison of Ultrasound Dose Measurements - Current Capabilities and Open Challenges

DURANDO, GIOVANNI;GUGLIELMONE, CLAUDIO LUIGI DOME;
2015

Abstract

The aim of this work is to evaluate measurement methods for dosimetry and exposimetry quantities that were developed in the EMRP project “Dosimetry for Ultrasound Therapy -DUTy” by comparing the measurement results for three common quantities from three national laboratories. It further aims to investigate the general feasibility of possible future (key) comparisons for dosimetry and exposimetry quantities and to identify possible open challenges towards this goal. The general format is similar to a metrological comparison, with which the National Metrological Institutes, NMIs, are already familiar. The first step involved the agreement of the protocol that was to specify the set of transducers to be circulated and the measurement conditions. Two transducers were circulated and different drive voltage levels and pulsing regimes were defined and tissue mimicking materials (TMMs) characteristics were specified. Each lab was asked to prepare the TMMs for their own measurements with the inclusion of formulations and preparation instructions specified in the protocol. Uncertainties of the input data were to be declared by the participating laboratories.
ICU 2015 International Congress on Ultrasonics, Metz, France
11-14/05/2015
METZ (FRANCE)
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