High-Internsity Focused Ultrasound Aug 13, 2010
HealthCare Global Enteprises Ltd.
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HIFU (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound) (sometimes FUS or HIFUS) is a highly precise medical procedure using high-intensity focused ultrasound to heat and destroy pathogenic tissue rapidly.
It is one modality of therapeutic ultrasound, and, although it induces hyperthermia, it should not be confused with this technique, which heats much less rapidly and to much lower therapeutic temperatures (in general < 45°C).
Clinical HIFU procedures are typically image-guided to permit treatment planning and targeting before applying a therapeutic or ablative level of ultrasound energy. When MRI is used for guidance, the technique is sometimes called Magnetic Resonance-guided Focused Ultrasound, often shortened to MRgFUS. When ultrasonography is used, the technique is sometimes called Ultrasound-guided Focused Ultrasound, often shortened to USgFUS. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is used to identify tumors or fibroids in the body, before they are destroyed by the ultrasound.
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