Grounded in the interdisciplinary crosstalk among physics and biological sciences, precision medicine-based diagnosis and treatment strategies have recently gained great attention for the actual applicability of new engineered approaches in many medical fields, particularly in oncology. Within this framework, the use of ultrasounds employed to attack cancer cells in tumors to induce possible mechanical damage at different scales has received growing attention from scholars and scientists worldwide. With these considerations in mind, on the basis of ad hoc elastodynamic solutions and numerical simulations, we propose a pilot study for in silico modeling of the propagation of ultrasound waves inside tissues, with the aim of selecting proper frequencies and powers to be irradiated locally through a new teragnostic platform based on Lab-on-Fiber technology, baptized as a hospital in the needle and already the object of a patent. It is felt that the outcomes and the related biophysical insights gained from the analyses could pave the way for envisaging new integrated diagnostic and therapeutic approaches that might play a central role in future applications of precise medicine, starting from the growing synergy among physics, engineering and biology.

Ultrasound waves in tumors via needle irradiation for precise medicine / Cutolo, A.; Carotenuto, A. R.; Cutolo, M. A.; Cutolo, A.; Giaquinto, M.; Palumbo, S.; Cusano, A.; Fraldi, M.. - In: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS. - ISSN 2045-2322. - 12:1(2022), p. 6513. [10.1038/s41598-022-10407-5]

Ultrasound waves in tumors via needle irradiation for precise medicine

Cutolo A.;Carotenuto A. R.;Cutolo A.;Palumbo S.;Fraldi M.
2022

Abstract

Grounded in the interdisciplinary crosstalk among physics and biological sciences, precision medicine-based diagnosis and treatment strategies have recently gained great attention for the actual applicability of new engineered approaches in many medical fields, particularly in oncology. Within this framework, the use of ultrasounds employed to attack cancer cells in tumors to induce possible mechanical damage at different scales has received growing attention from scholars and scientists worldwide. With these considerations in mind, on the basis of ad hoc elastodynamic solutions and numerical simulations, we propose a pilot study for in silico modeling of the propagation of ultrasound waves inside tissues, with the aim of selecting proper frequencies and powers to be irradiated locally through a new teragnostic platform based on Lab-on-Fiber technology, baptized as a hospital in the needle and already the object of a patent. It is felt that the outcomes and the related biophysical insights gained from the analyses could pave the way for envisaging new integrated diagnostic and therapeutic approaches that might play a central role in future applications of precise medicine, starting from the growing synergy among physics, engineering and biology.
2022
Ultrasound waves in tumors via needle irradiation for precise medicine / Cutolo, A.; Carotenuto, A. R.; Cutolo, M. A.; Cutolo, A.; Giaquinto, M.; Palumbo, S.; Cusano, A.; Fraldi, M.. - In: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS. - ISSN 2045-2322. - 12:1(2022), p. 6513. [10.1038/s41598-022-10407-5]
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