E-ISSN 1305-3612
Interventional Radiology - Review
Emerging clinical applications of high-intensity focused ultrasound
1 Department of Radiology, Pham Ngoc Thach University School of Medicine, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  
2 Department of Radiology, Sains Malaysia University School of Medical Sciences, Kelantan, Malaysia;Department of Radiology, Sains Malaysia Hospital University, Kelantan, Malaysia  
Diagn Interv Radiol ; : -

Abstract

 

High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a minimally-invasive and non-ionizing promising technology and has been assessed for its role in the treatment of not only primary tumors but also metastatic lesions under the guidance of ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging. Its performance is notably effective in neurological, genitourinary, hepato-pancreato-biliary, musculoskeletal, oncological and other miscellaneous applications. In this article, we executed a review of the emerging technology of HIFU and its clinical applications.

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