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PURPOSE To evaluate the results of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment of localized prostate cancer with reference to disease-related prognostic factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients with T1-2 localized prostate cancers, prostate specific antigen (PSA) <or=15 ng/ml, Gleason score <or=7, prostate volume <or=40 cc and no previous radical(More)
BACKGROUND Local occurrence of prostate cancer (PCa) after external beam radiation (EBRT) may benefit from definitive local therapy. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of salvage high-intensity focal ultrasound (HIFU) in local PCa recurrence after EBRT and to determine prognostic factors for optimal patient selection. DESIGN, SETTING, AND(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the relative safety and potential efficacy of high-intensity focused ultrasound cyclocoagulation by a miniaturized annular device containing six piezoceramic transducers in patients with refractory glaucoma. METHODS This was a three-center prospective interventional pilot study. Twelve eyes of 12 patients with refractory glaucoma were(More)
CONTEXT Contrast-enhanced ultrasound is a real-time imaging technique with the capability of visualizing perfusion patterns. Since tumour growth is associated with changes in vascularisation, this modality is under research for imaging of various tumour types. Studies have shown promising results for the diagnosis of prostate cancer for various imaging(More)
BACKGROUND High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is an emerging treatment for select patients with localized prostate cancer (PCa). OBJECTIVES To report the oncologic outcome of HIFU as a primary care option for localized prostate cancer from a multicenter database. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Patients with localized PCa treated with curative(More)
Surgical resection is the only treatment of colorectal liver metastases that can ensure long-term survival and cure in some patients. However, only 20% of patients are suitable for surgery. As a result, many nonresectional modalities of treatment have been assessed to provide an alternative to liver resection. Several limitations have been observed when(More)
UNLABELLED What's known on the subject ? and What does the study add? Transrectal High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) ablation has been used as a minimally invasive treatment for localized prostate cancer for 15 years. Five-year disease-free survival rates of 66-78% have been reported, challenging the results of external-beam radiation therapy.(More)
OBJECTIVE The main limitation to the efficacy of chemotherapy for brain tumors is the restricted access to the brain because of the limited permeability of the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Previous animal studies have shown that the application of pulsed ultrasound (US), in combination with the intravenous injection of microbubbles, can temporarily disrupt(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the histologic effects and clinical outcomes of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) delivered by miniaturized annular transducers for ciliary body coagulation in an animal study. METHODS Eighteen eyes of 18 rabbits were insonified with a ring comprising a six-sector transducer, to produce a 12.8-mm-diameter circular lesion. Six(More)
This study examined the feasibility of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) for glaucoma treatment with conformal coagulation of the ciliary bodies (CB). A miniaturized high frequency (21 MHz) device was developed, based on the geometry of the eye and adapted to the anatomy of the rabbit eyeball. Six line-focus lesions were distributed along a circle(More)