- Conference date: 24–26 September 2009
- Location: Aix‐en‐Provence (France)
The majority of High Intensity Therapeutic Ultrasound (HITU) applications use strongly focused ultrasound fields generating very high local intensities in the focal region. The metrology of these high‐power ultrasound fields is a challenge for the established measurement procedures and devices. This paper describes the results of measurements by means of the radiation force for a total acoustic output power up to 400 W at 1.5 MHz and up to 200 W at 2.45 MHz. For this purpose, a radiation force balance set‐up was adapted for the determination of large acoustic output powers. For two types of HITU transducers, the relationship between the total acoustic output power and the applied net electrical power was determined at close transducer‐target distance. Further, dependence of the measured electro‐acoustic radiation conductance on the transducer‐target distance was investigated at reduced power levels, considering the appearance of focal anomalies. Concluding, a list of the main uncertainty contributions, and an estimate of the uncertainty for the used radiation force balance set‐up is given for measurements at high power levels.
- Acoustic transducers
- Acoustical measurements
- Error analysis
- Radiation therapy equipment
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