high-intensity focused ultrasound


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high-intensity focused ultrasound

Abbreviation: HIFU
A noninvasive form of thermotherapy in which ultrasonic energy is used to generate heat for therapeutic purposes within the body. HIFU has been used to cauterize internal blood vessels that are bleeding, to cavitate or coagulate growths or solid malignancies, e.g., breast, liver, pancreatic, or prostate cancers. The ultrasound transducer is placed on the skin and the energy from the transducer is directed at radiographically localized tissue depths and volumes.
See also: ultrasound
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Salvage high-intensity focused ultrasound for patients with recurrent prostate cancer after brachytherapy.
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Esnault presented results from 25 patients whose benign thyroid nodules were treated with high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU).
The technique, named ActiveFU, combines MRI scanning to find and diagnose tumours with high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) which 'burns' malignant cells.
The technique,named ActiveFU, combines MRI scanning to find and diagnose tumours with high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) which ``burns'' malignant cells.
The technique - named ActiveFU - combines MRI scanning to find and diagnose tumours with high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) which 'burns' malignant cells.
With high-intensity focused ultrasound, the ultrasound is focused to deliver thermal energy in excess of 550 C to a point inside the body destroying tissue or cauterizing a lesion or blood vessel, usually without damaging surrounding tissue.
High-intensity focused ultrasound has been used by Focus Surgery, an Indianapolis-based company, to treat more than 500 prostate cancer patients in the last 10 years.
to examine the safety and efficacy of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) therapy for the treatment of AF.

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