TITLE

Turning up the Power: High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) for the Treatment of Cancer

AUTHOR(S)
ter Haar, Gail
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
Ultrasound;2007, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p73
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Diagnostic ultrasound is generally considered to provide images without causing any significant biological effects in the tissues being visualized. If, however, the energy used is increased sufficiently, ultrasound can kill cells instantaneously, and causes thermal necrosis. High intensity focused ultrasound beams are being used to destroy masses in deep-seated tissues without damage to the intervening, overlying structures. This new technique is being investigated for use in the treatment of cancer of the prostate, liver, kidney, breast and bone.
ACCESSION #
24975637

 

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