Chopra Lab

High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)

Clinical Research + Technology Development

Chopra Lab's research is focused on High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), which is a form of image-guided therapy capable of non-invasive tissue ablation and drug delivery.

Meet the Principal Investigator

Rajiv Chopra, Ph.D.

Rajiv Chopra, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Radiology

Rajiv Chopra completed his Bachelor's degree in Physics (1996) at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and then completed his Ph.D. in Medical Biophysics (2002) at the University of Toronto. His doctoral thesis explored the potential to utilize minimally invasive HIFU devices in the MRI for tissue ablation.

Research Highlights

High-Precision Tissue Ablation comparisons

High-Precision Tissue Ablation

Thermal lesions the size of a grain of rice can be generated in tissues.

Microscopic view of Image-Guided Therapy

Image-Guided Therapy

Procedures such as the treatment of localized prostate cancer could be transformed to minimally-invasive outpatient treatments using MR-HIFU

Image-Guided Doxorubicin Delivery comparison

Image-Guided Doxorubicin Delivery

Improved delivery of doxorubicin can be achieved in tumors using MR-HIFU and thermosensitive liposomes.

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