The use of MR imaging guided focused ultrasound in breast cancer patients; a preliminary phase one study and review.

@article{Zippel2005TheUO,
  title={The use of MR imaging guided focused ultrasound in breast cancer patients; a preliminary phase one study and review.},
  author={Douglas Zippel and Moshe Zvi Papa},
  journal={Breast cancer},
  year={2005},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={32-8}
}
The use of high energy focused ultrasound (FUS) waves to destroy tumor tissue in breast cancer is explored. High energy FUS destroys cells by raising the temperature of the treated volume high enough to denature cell proteins and bring about cellular death. The absorbed energy results in extremely high tissue gradients between target cells and surrounding tissue, so the effect of the focused energy is concentrated only at the target, leaving the healthy tissue unscathed. This phase one trial… CONTINUE READING

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