Nonthermal ablation with microbubble-enhanced focused ultrasound close to the optic tract without affecting nerve function.

@article{McDannold2013NonthermalAW,
  title={Nonthermal ablation with microbubble-enhanced focused ultrasound close to the optic tract without affecting nerve function.},
  author={Nathan J. McDannold and Yong-zhi Zhang and Chanikarn Power and Ferenc A. Jolesz and Natalia Vykhodtseva},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={119 5},
  pages={
          1208-20
        }
}
OBJECT Tumors at the skull base are challenging for both resection and radiosurgery given the presence of critical adjacent structures, such as cranial nerves, blood vessels, and brainstem. Magnetic resonance imaging-guided thermal ablation via laser or other methods has been evaluated as a minimally invasive alternative to these techniques in the brain. Focused ultrasound (FUS) offers a noninvasive method of thermal ablation; however, skull heating limits currently available technology to… CONTINUE READING
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