Monday, October 15, 2012

HIFU To Be Guided By MRI

In yet another study, Philips and the Medical Center of Utrecht are teaming up to test the effects of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) on breast cancers.  MRI will guide the ultrasound beam to target non-metastasized breast cancers in the hopes the HIFU will destroy the tumor and leave healthy tissue intact.  In a previous article I mention a study dealing with Parkinson's and HIFU.  Perhaps we are on to something here?  Let's hope so.





ENP Newswire - 09 October 2012
Release date- 08102012 - Utrecht, The Netherlands - The University Medical Center Utrecht (Utrecht, The Netherlands) and Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHIA) today announced that they have started a pilot clinical study to evaluate a new treatment for breast cancer based on a technology called MR-guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (MR-HIFU).
To facilitate this study, Philips has built a dedicated investigational system optimized for the anatomy of the female breast. The first patient in the study has already been treated using the system.

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