MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery will be the first publication on this new technology, and will present a variety of current and future clinical applications in tumor ablation treatment. This source helps surgeons and specialists evaluate, analyze, and utilize MRI-guided focused ultrasound surgery - bridging the gap between phase 3 clinical trials and the expansion to the clinical practice - by exploring fundamental principles and future clinical applications using this new therapeutic method.
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Introduction. Fundamental Principals of Therapeutic Ultrasound. Fundamental Principals of MRI Temperature Imaging. Experimental Use of MRgFUS. Integrated Therapy Delivery Systems. Treatment Planning. Clinical Applications (Overview). Breast. Uterine Fibroid. Brain. Future Clinical Applications. Non-Thermal Effects and their Clinical Potential (Overview). Targeted Drug Delivery. Blood-Brain-Barrier opening. Gene Therapy. Ultrasound-induced apoptosis.
Ferenc A. Jolesz, Kullervo H. Hynynen