Pelvic applications of MR-guided high intensity focused ultrasound

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Abstract

MR-guided high intensity focused ultrasound (MRg HIFU) is a novel method of tissue ablation that incorporates high energy focused ultrasound for tissue heating and necrosis within an MR scanner that provides simultaneous stereotactic tissue targeting and thermometry. To date, MRg HIFU has been used primarily to treat uterine fibroids, but many additional applications in the pelvis are in development. This article reviews the basic technology of MRg HIFU, and the use of MRg HIFU to treat uterine fibroids, adenomyosis, and prostate cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1120-1129
Number of pages10
JournalAbdominal Imaging
Volume38
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2013

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Leiomyoma
Thermometry
Adenomyosis
Pelvis
Heating
Prostatic Neoplasms
Necrosis
Technology

Keywords

  • MR guided high intensity focused ultrasound
  • MRI
  • Prostate cancer
  • Tumor ablation
  • Uterine adenomyosis
  • Uterine leiomyomas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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