Andrea Cafarelli

 Cafarelli , Andrea

Telephone: 
+39 050 88 3091

Ph.D. Student

About Me: 

THERAPEUTIC ULTRASOUND

I am graduated in Biomedical Engineering in July 2013. I'm currently a PhD Student in Biorobotics at The BioRobotics Institute, SSSA. My research activity is mainly focused on the development of ultrasound-based systems for therapeutic purposes. In particular my mainly interests are: 1. characterization of the ultrasound fields, 2. system design, 3. measurement of acoustic properties of materials, 4.investigation of physical effects due to the interaction between ultrasound waves and tissues.


Selected Publications: 

Papers accepted on International Journals

A. Cafarelli, A. Verbeni, A. Poliziani, P. Dario, A. Menciassi, and L. Ricotti. "Tuning acoustic and mechanical properties of materials for ultrasound phantoms and smart substrates for cell cultures". Acta Biomaterialia. In press. Nov 2016;

A. R. Salgarella, A. Cafarelli, L. Ricotti, L. Capineri, P. Dario, A. Menciassi. " Optimal ultrasound exposure conditions for maximizing C2C12 muscle cell proliferation and differentiation". Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 2017;

S. Tognarelli, G. Ciuti, A. Diodato, A. Cafarelli, A. Menciassi. "Robotic Platform for High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Surgery under Ultrasound Tracking: the FUTURA Platform". Journal of Medical Robotic Research. 2017;

A. Cafarelli, P. Miloro, A. Verbeni, M. Carbone, and A. Menciassi. “Speed of sound in rubber-based materials for ultrasonic phantoms”. Journal of Ultrasound, 1-6, 2016;

L. Ricotti, A. Cafarelli, V. Iacovacci, L. Vannozzi, and A. Menciassi. “Advanced Micro-Nano-Bio Systems for Future Targeted Therapies”. Current nanoscience, 144-160, 2014;

A. Verbeni, A. Cafarelli, P. Miloro, and A. Menciassi, "Inertial cavitation detection during in-vitro sonothrombolysis“. Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound, vol. 2 (Suppl 1), A12, 2014;

Patents deposited

A. Cafarelli, L. Ricotti, A. Menciassi: Italian patent: Sistema di stimolazione ad ultrasuoni di un campione in vitro, filing no. 102016000052583, filing date: May 2016.

Contributions on National and International Conferences

A. Cafarelli‚, A. Diodato, S. Tognarelli, M. Mura, G. Ciuti, A. Menciassi, "The FUTURA robotic platform for USgFUS". 28th
Conference of the international Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (SMIT). Delft, October, 2016.

A. Diodato, A. Cafarelli, A. Schiappacasse, L.A. Chanel, S. Tognarelli, G. Ciuti, A. Menciassi, "Computer-assisted robotic platform for USgFUS treatment". 6th Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer Assisted Surgery (CRAS). Pisa, September, 2016;

A. Menciassi, S. Tognarelli, A. Cafarelli, A. Diodato, G. Ciuti, "Multifunctional robotic platform for USgFUS". 5th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound. Washington, August, 2016;

A. Cafarelli, A. Diodato, A. Schiappacasse, S. Tognarelli, G. Ciuti, A. Menciassi, "Robotic platform for Focused Ultrasound Surgery". 6th Congresso Gruppo Nazionale di Bioingegneria (GNB). Napoli, June, 2016;

A. Cafarelli, A. Diodato, M. Mura, S. Tognarelli, L. Ricotti, G. Ciuti, A. Menciassi, “A tissue-mimicking phantom for in-vitro accuracy evaluation of USgHIFU procedures”. 3rd European Symposium on Focused Ultrasound Therapy. London, October, 2015; AWARDED AS BEST ORAL PRESENTATION.

S. Tognarelli, G. Ciuti, A. Diodato, A. Cafarelli, M. Mura & A. Menciassi. "Robotic platform for high-intensity focused ultrasound surgery under ultrasound monitoring and guidance: the FUTURA platform". 5th Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer Assisted Surgery (CRAS). Brussels, September, 2015;

A. Cafarelli, M. Mura, A. Diodato, A. Schiappacasse, M. Santoro, G. Ciuti, A. Menciassi. " A computer-assisted robotic platform for Focused Ultrasound Surgery: assessment of high intensity focused ultrasound delivery “. 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC). Milan, August, 2015;

A.R. Salgarella, L. Ricotti, G. Giudetti, J. Kronek, M. Righi, A.Cutrone, A.Cafarelli, A. Zahoranová, P. Šramková, D. Treľová, S. Bossi, S. Micera, I. Lacík, A. Menciassi. ”Advanced nano-doped materials for long-term neural interfaces”. 15th International Conference on Nanotecnology (IEEE NANO). Rome, July, 2015;

S. Tognarelli, G. Ciuti, A. Diodato, P. Miloro, A. Verbeni, A. Cafarelli, & A. Menciassi. "FUTURA: a computer-assisted robotic platform for high-intensity focused ultrasound”. 4th Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer Assisted Surgery (CRAS). Genova, October, 2014;

A. Verbeni, A. Cafarelli, P. Miloro and A. Menciassi, "An experimental system for the study f the mechanism of sonothrombolysis” .5th Congresso Gruppo Nazionale di Bioingegneria (GNB). Pavia, June, 2014;

A.Verbeni, G. Ciuti, A. Cafarelli, P. Miloro, A. Diodato, S. Tognarelli, & A. Menciassi. ”The FUTURA platform: a new approach merging non-invasive ultrasound therapy with surgical robotics“. 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC). Chicago, August, 2014;

S. Tognarelli, P. Miloro, A. Verbeni, M. Mura, A. Cafarelli, G. Ciuti, P. Dario, A. Menciassi. ”Low invasive therapy under robotic guidance in the vascular district: a case study”. 3rd Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery (CRAS). Verona, September, 2013;

A. Cafarelli, A. Verbeni, P. Miloro and A. Menciassi, "Qualitative Assessment of Thermal Effects in High Intensity Ultrasound Thrombolysis Experiments” . 25th International Conference of the Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (SMIT) . Baden-Baden, September, 2013;