High-intensity focused ultrasound: Advances in technology and experimental trials support enhanced utility of focused ultrasound surgery in oncology

G. Malietzis, L. Monzon, J Hand, H. Wasan, E. Leen, M. Abel, A. Muhammad, P. Price*, P. Abel

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Abstract

High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a rapidly maturing technology with diverse clinical applications. In the field of oncology, the use of HIFU to non-invasively cause tissue necrosis in a defined target, a technique known as focused ultrasound surgery (FUS), has considerable potential for tumour ablation. In this article, we outline the development and underlying principles of HIFU, overview the limitations and commercially available equipment for FUS, then summarise some of the recent technological advances and experimental clinical trials that we predict will have a positive impact on extending the role of FUS in cancer therapy. 

Original languageEnglish
Article number20130044
Number of pages12
JournalBritish Journal of Radiology
Volume86
Issue number1024
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2013

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