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A Study on the Design and Fabrication of Fat Emulsification Adapted Focused Ultrasonic Transducer
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A Study on the Design and Fabrication of Fat Emulsification Adapted Focused Ultrasonic Transducer
Kim, Ju-Young; Kim, Jae-Young; Jung, Hyun-Du; Noh, Si-Cheol; Mun, Chang-Su; Mun, Chi-Woong; Choi, Heung-Ho;
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Tissue stimulation technique using ultrasound has been continuously studied and developed. Recently, as a increment of interests for obesity treatment and cosmetic care, a various studies on ultrasonic fat emulsification has been conducted. In this study, the fat emulsification adapted ultrasonic transducer was designed. And using designed transducer, the simulation for the shape of focal area and thermal degradation region was conducted. The dimensions were verified by the simulation results. And the effectiveness was confirmed by evaluating measured radiation characteristic and heating characteristic. In addition, we estimated the ultrasonic heating characteristics in composite structure medium. The shape of focal point and heating characteristic of the proposed transducer were determined to be sufficient to emulsify the fat. The results of this study are considered to be used as basic research in more efficient and safe ultrasonic fat removal.
HIFU;Fat emulsification;Ultrasonic transducer;Acoustic field simulation;Composite structure phantom;
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