Project: Dosimetry for Ultrasound Therapy

Ultrasound can treat a range of conditions and recent developments include new treatments for cancer, stroke and bone repair. However, the techniques needed to standardise the dosage of ultrasound do not yet exist and this prevents healthcare providers from calculating the amount of ultrasound required for a particular therapy and creating personalised treatment plans. This, in turn, can result in over- or under treatment, causing harm to the patient and preventing the implementation of new techniques. This project will establish measurements, reference standards and modelling techniques to build traceability for exposure to ultrasound and the dose to tissue. The results will support an increase in the use of ultrasound treatments, help healthcare providers make better treatment plans, improve patient quality of life and benefit the medical manufacturing industry

Acronym HLT03 DUTy (Reference Number: HLT03)
Duration 01/06/2012 - 31/05/2015
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
(after finalisation)
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Network EMRP
Call EMRP Call 2011 - Health, SI Broader Scope and New Technologies

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 NPL Management Limited Coordinator United Kingdom
2 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Partner Italy
3 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
4 Turkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu Partner Turkey
5 Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas Observer Spain
6 Hochschule Merseburg Observer Germany
7 Institute of Cancer Research - Royal Cancer Hospital Observer United Kingdom
8 M V Lomonosov Moscow State University Observer Russia
9 National Institute of Metrology - NIM Observer China