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An experimental model to investigate the targeting accuracy of MR-guided focused ultrasound ablation in liver

Published inJournal of translational medicine, vol. 12, 12
Publication date2014
Abstract

Magnetic Resonance-guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (MRgHIFU) is a hybrid technology that aims to offer non-invasive thermal ablation of targeted tumors or other pathological tissues. Acoustic aberrations and non-linear wave propagating effects may shift the focal point significantly away from the prescribed (or, theoretical) position. It is therefore mandatory to evaluate the spatial accuracy of ablation for a given HIFU protocol and/or device. We describe here a method for producing a user-defined ballistic target as an absolute reference marker for MRgHIFU ablations.

Keywords
  • Animals
  • Female
  • High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Ablation/methods
  • Liver/surgery/ultrasonography
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Models, Animal
  • Rabbits
  • Radio Waves
  • Sonication
  • Sus scrofa
Citation (ISO format)
PETRUSCA, Lorena et al. An experimental model to investigate the targeting accuracy of MR-guided focused ultrasound ablation in liver. In: Journal of translational medicine, 2014, vol. 12, p. 12. doi: 10.1186/1479-5876-12-12
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