Duke University engineers are developing technology that may enable physicians
to someday use high frequency ultrasound waves both to visualize the heart's
interior in three dimensions and then selectively destroy heart tissue with
heat to correct arrhythmias. "No one else has developed a way for ultrasound
to combine therapy and imaging in a catheter, let alone 3-D imaging," said
Stephen Smith, the biomedical engineering professor who heads the project at
Duke's Pratt School of Engineering.
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