High-intensity focused ultrasound ablation: effective and safe therapy for solid tumors in difficult locations.

@article{Orsi2010HighintensityFU,
  title={High-intensity focused ultrasound ablation: effective and safe therapy for solid tumors in difficult locations.},
  author={Franco Orsi and Lian Zhang and Paolo Arnone and Gianluigi Orgera and Guido Bonomo and Paolo Della Vigna and Lorenzo Monfardini and Kun Zhou and Wen-zhi Chen and Zhibiao Wang and Umberto Veronesi},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2010},
  volume={195 3},
  pages={W245-52}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of ultrasound-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound therapeutic ablation of solid tumors in difficult locations. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A procedure was performed with a focused ultrasound tumor therapeutic system which provides real-time ultrasound guidance. All patients underwent MDCT or MRI, and some patients underwent PET/CT. From November 2007 through April 2009, 31 patients with 38 lesions of the liver and pancreas… CONTINUE READING

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