By measuring the characteristic parameters of the ultrasound beam (pressure, power and intensity), the laboratory can carry out the complete characterisation of ultrasound probes used in biomedical and industrial processes.
Also, it can provide a characterisation of the acoustic cavitation signal (cavitation noise) generated by the various ultrasound devices through acoustic measurements, optical analysis using high-speed cameras and spectrophotometric measures (sonoluminescence).
The laboratory can design and build
- Complete insonation systems in the frequency range from 20 kHz to 1 MHz for research applications in drug delivery.
It produces and characterises
- Complete insonation systems in the frequency range from 1 MHz to 3 MHz for biomedical applications;
- Phantom and tissue simulator materials for therapeutic and diagnostic applications to study the interaction between ultrasound waves and real tissues.