UEIL at IUS 2022 | Alina nominated for Student Award and Melina's work in Conference Highlights

Editor's note:



October 17, 2022

UEIL was well represented at IUS 2022 in Venice, with a total of 19 contributions (9 lectures and 10 posters). Special shout-out for Alina, who was nominated for the Student Paper Award with her talk about "Focussed-Ultrasound Blood-Brain-Barrier Opening Promotes Neuroprotective Disease-Associated Microglia". Furthermore, shout-out to Melina Tourni, who made the conference highlights with her lecture "Electromechanical Cycle Length Mapping for Atrial Arrhytmia Detection and Treatment Success Assessment". Electromechanical Cycle Length Mapping (ECLM) is a noninvasive, echocardiography- based 3D visualisation and quantification tool of arrhythmic activation rates with a simple, non-invasive echocardiogram. In this study, ECLM was shown capable of identifying and  mapping atrial fibrillation activation rates in cardioversion patients in vivo, confirmed immediate treatment response and retrospectively predicted short-term arrhythmia recurrence.

Tuesday (6)
Lecture (1): 
1629: Focussed-Ultrasound Blood-Brain-Barrier Opening Promotes Neuroprotective Disease-Associated Microglia - Alina Kline-Schoder et. al. 
Posters (5)
2231: Myocardial Elastography for Evaluating the Evolution of Shear Strain and Strain Rate in Canine Myocardium After Myocardial Infarction. Yik Tung Tracy Ling
2508: Characterization of Nonlinear Elasticity of the Carotid Artery Using Pulse Wave Imaging: A Feasibility Study in Hypertensive and Carotid Artery Disease. 
2248: Robust Localized Stiffness Assessment  by Combining Flow and Wall Motion in a 1-D Wave Propagation Model. Paul Kemper et. al. 
2492: A Theoretical Framework of Pulse Wave Imaging on Plaque Characterization. Cosima Liang et. al. 
2322: Assessment of Safety And Microglia Response to Short-Pulse Theranostic Ultrasound-Mediated Blood-Brain Barrier Opening. Alec Batts et. al. 

Wednesday (11)
Lectures (7): 

2371: Blood Volume Reduction in Ultrasound Localization Microscopy After Blood-Brain Barrier Opening. Sua Bae et. al. 
2349: Focussed Ultrasound-Induced Blood-Brain Barrier Opening Decelerates the Rate of Pathology Accumulation in Triple Transgenic 3xTg Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease.  Rebecca Noel et. al. 
2320: Predicting Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Patients with Breast Cancer using Harmonic Motion Imaging. Niloufar Saharkiz et. al. 
2343: A Deep Learning Approach To Predict Focussed Ultrasound-Induced Blood-Brain Barrier Opening. Keyu Liu et. al. 
2199: Electromechanical Cycle Length Mapping for Atrial Arrhytmia Detection and Treatment Success Assessment. Melani Tourni et. al. 
2373: Real-Time Lesion Monitoring During HIFU Treatment Using Interleaved Harmonic Motion Imaging Guided FUS (Interleaved-HMIgFUS) Ex Vivo, Mouse In Vivo and Human In Vivo: Xiaoyou Li et. al. 
2355 Functional Ultrasound Quantification of Hemodynamic Changes in Response to Focussed Ultrasound Neuromodulation in the Murine Brain In Vivo. Christian Aurup et. al. 
Posters (4): 
2257: In Vivo Assessment of Mouse Brain Mechanical Properties Using Single Transducer - Harmonic Motion Imaging with Multi-Frequency Excitation Pulse. Md Murad Hossain et al.  
2504 Improving Strain Imaging Accuracy by Employing a Displacement Point-Tracking Quality Metric. Jad El Harake et. al. 
2498: Propagation of Pulse Wave in an Idealized Stenotic Vessel with Heterogeneous Plaque in Simulated and Experimental Vessel Phantoms. Nima Mobadersany et. al. 
2332: Theranostic Blood Brain Barrier Opening in Non-Human Primates Using a 500kHz Linear Array. Robin Ji et. al.  

Thursday (2):
Lecture (1):

1746: Focused Ultrasound Increases Dorsal Root Ganglion Excitability Filtering. Stephen Lee et. al. 
Poster (1):
2087: Toward a More Efficient and Robust Harmonic Motion Imaging (HMI) sequence by Electric Steering and Widely Focussed Imaging. Yangpei Liu et. al.