DS0413 - Technologies pour la santé

Simulation for the high intensity therapeutic ultrasound – SATURN

Submission summary

The objective of SATURN is the development of simulation tools dedicated to High Intensity Therapeutic Ultrasound. The project is based on the creation of a simulation platform from which will be developed software tools dedicated to targeted industrial applications: Simulation module used in the lab for design of probes and treatment and simulation module implemented in the FocalOne HIFU device (EDAP) for use by practitioners during the treatment. Basic research will be conducted on the propagation of ultrasounds and their interactions with biological tissues (non-linear effects for example) and technological innovations achieved (algorithmic optimization for implementation on parallel architecture). SATURN is a collaborative research project that brings together two INSERM labs, leaders in ultrasound therapy, the CEA LIST expert in numerical simulation and software technology and the company EDAP, French global leader in therapeutic ultrasound.

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Inserm - LabTAU Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Laboratoire D'application des Ultrasons à la Thérapie
Inserm U930 Imagerie et Cerveau

Help of the ANR 761,900 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: - 36 Months

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