Hanna Bendjador received a BS and MS in Physics from ESPCI Paris in France, as well as an MS in Engineering and Management from Mines Paris School. She graduated with her PhD in 2020, under the supervision of Mickael Tanter in the Physics for Medicine Laboratory (ESPCI Paris, INSERM, France). Her work focused on SVD and matrix approaches for aberration correction and sound speed quantification in ultrafast ultrasound imaging. She joined the Ferrara Lab in 2021 where she is working on the issue of deep high-resolution imaging, in three dimensions, and in complex and aberrated media. She is also exploring novel array designs to provide a single tool for both ultrasound mediated therapy and imaging.
As a non-invasive, non-ionizing and accessible imaging modality, ultrasound imaging has seen its clinical impact growing exponentially in the past thirty years. Clinical indications and reimbursement for therapeutic ultrasound are rapidly expanding. Yet, theragnostic technologies facilitating ultrasound guidance of ultrasound-mediated therapy are limited. In particular, 2D arrays that are capable of implementing and imaging ultrasound therapy are lacking. To propel the promise of the theragnostic treatment strategies forward, we have designed and tested a unique array and system for 3D ultrasound guidance of microbubble-based therapeutic protocols based on the frequency, temporal and spatial requirements.