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Equipment, measurement and dose-a survey for therapeutic ultrasound

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound, January 2016
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Title
Equipment, measurement and dose-a survey for therapeutic ultrasound
Published in
Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound, January 2016
DOI 10.1186/s40349-016-0051-1
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Authors

Shaw, Adam, Martin, Eleanor, Haller, Julian, Ter Haar, Gail, Adam Shaw, Eleanor Martin, Julian Haller, Gail ter Haar

Abstract

Dosimetry for Ultrasound Therapy (DUTy) is a large international project which addresses the development of a metrological infrastructure for the determination of ultrasound exposure and dose to tissue. In order to seek the views of the wider therapy ultrasound community and to review dose and in situ exposure quantities that have been suggested or used previously, a web-based questionnaire containing a range of questions covering the type of ultrasound equipment that is used and the range of applications for which it has been developed was created at www.surveymonkey.com. This questionnaire was intended to cover any contemporary therapeutic ultrasound application (including physiotherapy, lithotripsy and drug delivery) and asked specific questions about quantification of in situ exposure and dose, especially as relevant to treatment planning, standardisation and/or regulation. This paper summarises the 123 responses submitted between February and September 2014 to the questions on clinical applications, equipment, quality assurance (QA) and measurement and standards, as well as to those relating to an understanding of "dose" in the context of ultrasound. The full set of anonymous responses is available in an additional Excel file. The results clearly demonstrate the need not only for further improvements in measuring devices and for measurement guidelines but also for a wider dissemination and higher awareness of existing standards. Whilst it is unlikely that a single definition of dose can be sufficient for all ultrasound treatment modalities, the answers clearly indicate that many aspects would benefit from clear definitions of relevant dose quantities and shed light on the preferred form of such definitions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 5%
United States 1 2%
Switzerland 1 2%
Unknown 37 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 11 27%
Student > Master 9 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 10%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 7%
Student > Bachelor 2 5%
Other 8 20%
Unknown 4 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 9 22%
Engineering 7 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 10%
Social Sciences 2 5%
Other 5 12%
Unknown 7 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 November 2016.
All research outputs
#7,134,028
of 14,217,708 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
#22
of 69 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#95,606
of 268,118 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
#2
of 5 outputs
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