Focused ultrasound ablation using real time ultrasound image guidance

  title={Focused ultrasound ablation using real time ultrasound image guidance},
  author={Xu Xiao and Boda Ning and Zhihong Huang and George Corner and Sandy Cochran and Andreas Melzer},
  journal={2011 4th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics (BMEI)},
Focused ultrasound surgery (FUS) is showing significant potential as a non-invasive medical intervention without percutaneous access for ablation (cell destruction by heating) of tumours. MRI is frequently used to guide FUS surgery (MRgFUS). Although the MRI can acquire multiple slices per second, organ motion is not accounted for in the repositioning of the sonication using MRI. Ultrasound, with realtime imaging, and which is less costly and easier to use than MRI, may become an alternative… CONTINUE READING
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