MR-Guided High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound: Current Status of an Emerging Technology

MR-Guided High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound: Current Status of an Emerging Technology

5 novembre 2014

The concept of ideal tumor surgery is to remove the neoplastic tissue without damaging adjacent normal structures. High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) was developed in the 1940s as a viable thermal tissue ablation approach. In clinical practice, HIFU has been applied to treat a variety of solid benign and malignant lesions, including pancreas, liver, prostate, and breast carcinomas, soft tissue sarcomas, and uterine fibroids.