High-intensity focused ultrasound
Chan, Arthur H. Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound, Department of Bioengineering and Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
Vaezy, Shahram Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound, Department of Bioengineering and Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
Crum, Lawrence A. Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound, Department of Bioengineering and Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
- Thermal and mechanical mechanisms
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- Image-guided HIFU
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An important goal of medicine is to provide patients with minimally invasive medical procedures. With such procedures infection and blood loss are minimized, procedure and recovery times are shortened, and procedures can be offered on an outpatient basis. High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), also known as focused ultrasound surgery (FUS), is emerging as a modality for minimally invasive therapy, and is gaining clinical acceptance as an alternative to surgical procedures.
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